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Definition 1: returning to a former state - [noun denoting act]

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(regression is a kind of ...) a change from one state to the opposite state

"there was a reversal of autonomic function"

Definition 2: the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x) - [noun denoting cognition]

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(regression is a kind of ...) a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic

(... is a kind of regression ) the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b

(... is a kind of regression ) the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)

(... is part of regression) the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another

(regression belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

Definition 3: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state - [noun denoting process]

(regression is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

(regression belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders

Definition 4: an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely - [noun denoting state]

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(regression is a kind of ...) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

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