Regression - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈɡreʃn|  American pronunciation of the word regression
Brit.  |rɪˈɡrɛʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word regression

noun

- an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely (syn: fixation)
- (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
- 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)
- returning to a former state (syn: regress, retrogression, retroversion, reversion)

Examples

...the regression to really childish behavior that boys often undergo when put in large groups...

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