What does regress mean?

Definitions for regress
rɪˈgrɛs; ˈri grɛsregress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regress, reasoning backward(noun)

    the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence

  2. regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion(verb)

    returning to a former state

  3. regress(verb)

    go back to a statistical means

  4. revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back(verb)

    go back to a previous state

    "We reverted to the old rules"

  5. regress, retrograde, retrogress(verb)

    get worse or fall back to a previous condition

  6. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

Wiktionary

  1. regress(Noun)

    The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.

    What is the progress or regress of man?

  2. regress(Noun)

    The power or liberty of passing back.

  3. regress(Verb)

    To move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.

  4. regress(Verb)

    To perform a regression on an explanatory variable.

    When we regress Y on X, we use the values of variable X to predict those Y.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Regress(noun)

    the act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression. "The progress or regress of man"

  2. Regress(noun)

    the power or liberty of passing back

  3. Regress(verb)

    to go back; to return to a former place or state

  4. Origin: [L. regressus, fr. regredi, regressus. See Regrede.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Regress

    rē-gres′, n. passage back: return: power of returning: re-entry.—v.i. to go back: to return to a former place or state: (astron.) to move from east to west.—n. Regres′sion, act of going back or returning.—adj. Regress′ive, going back: returning.—adv. Regress′ively, in a regressive manner: by return. [L. regressus, perf. p. of regredire-, back, gradi, gressus, to step, go.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of regress in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of regress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of regress in a Sentence

  1. Cometan:

    To divide is to regress.

  2. Tom Wind:

    You never want to see the data regress, but we remain optimistic that we're still on a long-term upward trajectory.

  3. George Steiner:

    Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and archive mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement, against that past.

  4. Rachel Denber:

    I don't think it's fair to expect countries to have perfect transitions overnight, or maybe even in 24 years (since Soviet disintegration in the region, in 1991). But I do think it's fair to expect them to not regress significantly.

  5. George Steiner:

    It is not the literal past that rules us, save, possibly, in a biological sense. It is images of the past. Each new historical era mirrors itself in the picture and active mythology of its past or of a past borrowed from other cultures. It tests its sense of identity, of regress or new achievement against that past.

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