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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun regression:

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Definition of the noun regression

What does regression mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: regressions

  1. an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
  2. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
  3. 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)
  4. returning to a former state

Alternative definition of the noun regression


  1. An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
  2. [psychotherapy] A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
  3. [statistics] An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.
  4. [statistics] An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s).
  5. [programming] The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.


  1. "Regression" is a film, written and directed by Alejandro Amenábar.
  2. "Regression" is a 2011 short comedy film written by Timothy M. Brice and Robert E. Popa, and directed by Robert E. Popa.
  3. "Regression" is a short film.


  1. "Regression" on thrash metal -yhtye The Macheten 24. elokuuta 2005 julkaistu debyyttialbumi. Koska basisti Antti Vajantoa ei ollut vielä levyn äänitysten alkuun mennessä kiinnitetty yhtyeeseen, kitaristi Santtu Hämäläinen soitti levylle bassoraidat.
    • artist: The Machete
    • released on (9 years ago)
  2. "Regression" is a musical album of Manufactura.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  3. "Regression" is a musical album of Hybrid Viscery.
  4. "Regression" is a musical EP of Anakronis.
  5. "Regression" is a musical album of Nate Young.
    • released in (6 years ago)


  1. Regression in medicine is a characteristic of diseases to show lighter symptoms without completely disappearing. At a later point, symptoms may return. These symptoms are then called recidive.
  2. Regression is a canonical version, musical recording.
  3. Regression: Return to a former state; a subsidence of the symptoms of a disease process; in cancer, a decrease in the size of a tumor or in the extent of cancer in the body.

Phrases with Regression

Phrases starting with the word Regression:

  1. regression line
  2. Regression Tree
  3. regression curve
  4. regression analysis
  5. regression equation
  6. regression of y on x
  7. regression coefficient
  8. Regression to the Mean
  9. regression toward the mean

Phrases ending with the word Regression:

  1. linear regression
  2. simple regression
  3. multiple regression
  4. curvilinear regression
  5. rectilinear regression
  6. statistical regression

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Regression

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Google previewPolicing for London (2013)

by Marian FitzGerald, Mike Hough, Professor of Social Policy Mike Hough, Ian Joseph, Tariq Qureshi

Logistic regression is a well established technique in social research and has been used extensively in other...

Logistic regression means that one can assess whether income has a correlation – and by implication a causal link – with...

Ordinal regression is an allied technique, appropriate for predicting who is likely to have had no contact with the police, for example, a little contact or a lot of contact.

Google previewData Mining Models (2016)

by David Olson

Regression is a basic statistical tool. In data mining, it is one of the basic tools for analysis used in the classification applications through logistic regression and discriminant analysis, as well as the prediction of continuous data through ...

Google previewMachine Learning with Spark (2015)

by Nick Pentreath

Logistic regression is a probabilistic model—that is, its predictions are bounded between 0 and 1, and for binary...

As mentioned earlier, the link function used in logistic regression is the logit link: 1/(1 + exp(-wTx)) The related loss function for ...

Google previewData Science and Big Data Analytics (2015)

Discovering, Analyzing, Visualizing and Presenting Data by EMC Education Services

Linear regression is a useful tool for answering the first question, and logistic regression is a popular method for addressing...

Google previewModern Proteomics – Sample Preparation, Analysis and Practical Applications (2016)

by Hamid Mirzaei, Martin Carrasco

Logistic regression is the method used when the outcome is a “yes/no” response versus a continuous one.

Google previewSex Offenses and Sex Offenders (2016)

by Teela Sanders

Logistic regression is a way of calculating the conditional probability of recidivism 'given' a certain value of the predictor variable, or in our case, the actuarial score [ p(у|χ)] wherein χ is the actuarial score. Logistic regression analysis provides ...

Google previewPredictive Data Mining Models (2016)

by David L. Olson, Desheng Wu

Regression is a fundamental tool for statistical analysis to characterize relationships between a dependent variable and...

OLS regression is the straight line (with intercept and slope coefficients βn) which minimizes the sum of squared error ...

Google previewTech Stock Valuation (2003)

Investor Psychology and Economic Analysis by Mark Hirschey

in the dividend payout ratio regression means that the median industry- adjusted level is 0.125% higher for adopting versus nonadopting firms in the postadoption period.

Google previewAnalyzing Quantitative Data (2003)

From Description to Explanation by Norman Blaikie

Regression. Of all the methods available in the social sciences for multivariate explanatory analysis, multiple regression is the most widely used.12 Multiple regression is a method for analyzing the relationship ...

Google previewNuclear Cardiology in Everyday Practice (2012)

by J. Candell-Riera, D. Ortega-Alcalde

Logistic regression is an analysis method that originated in epidemiological studies, although at present it ...

Google previewTools and Tactics for Operations Managers (Collection) (2013)

by Randal Wilson, Arthur V. Hill, Hillel Glazer

Linear regression is a powerful tool for both forecasting and understanding the relationships between two or more variables. Linear regression fits a linear equation to a set of historical data points to minimize the sum of the squared errors ...

Google previewData Mining Algorithms (2015)

Explained Using R by Pawel Cichosz

Parametric regression is the most direct instantiation of the idea of a parametric model representation, in which the model is represented by a finite number of parameters with a fixed functional form assumed. This is also the most frequently ...

Google previewKeeping Up with the Quants (2013)

Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics by Thomas H. Davenport, Jinho Kim

More than two numerical data variables: Extending correlation analysis beyond two variables with numerical variables is called regression analysis—sometimes multiple regression(be- cause you are using multiple variables to explain the ...

Google previewProbability and Statistics (2016)

Statistics, Statistics by CTI Reviews

Linear regression Quantile-Quantile Plot Relative efficiency In statistics, linear regression is an approach to modeling the...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Statistical Terms (2006)

by Yadolah Dodge

regression . regression quantile regression This term was originally used by Galton to indicate certain relationships in the study of heredity but it has come to mean the statistical method developed to investigate those relationships. If a variable ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Biostatistics for Medical Professionals (2016)

by Abhaya Indrayan, Martin P. Holt

regression coefficient, sk is the SD of xk, and sy is the SD of the dependent y. When there is only one regressor (simple linear regression), the standardized regression coefficient is the same as the ...

Google previewThe Freud Encyclopedia (2002)

Theory, Therapy, and Culture by Edward Erwin

EDITH KURZWEIL Regression The word "regression" is defined in the following ways by the Oxford English Dictionary (1971): the act of going back; a return or withdrawal to the place of origin; a previous state or condition; back in thought from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Ian Shaw, Robert Jameson

Figure 44 regression analysis Graphs showing (A) best-fit linear regression line for the decrease in Oxford pottery with increasing distance from the kilns ( the dotted line shows the decrease in New Forest Pottery away from the New Forest ...

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Quotes about Regression

But it is possible that, in the days ahead, these years we have lived through may eventually be thought of simply as a period of disturbance and regression. (Hjalmar Branting)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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