regress, reasoning backward(noun)
the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion(verb)
returning to a former state
go back to a statistical means
revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back(verb)
go back to a previous state
"We reverted to the old rules"
regress, retrograde, retrogress(verb)
get worse or fall back to a previous condition
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)
go back to bad behavior
"Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
What is the progress or regress of man?
The power or liberty of passing back.
To move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.
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.
the act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression. "The progress or regress of man"
the power or liberty of passing back
to go back; to return to a former place or state
Origin: [L. regressus, fr. regredi, regressus. See Regrede.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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 regredi—re-, back, gradi, gressus, to step, go.]
The numerical value of regress in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of regress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of regress in a Sentence
To divide is to regress.
You never want to see the data regress, but we remain optimistic that we're still on a long-term upward trajectory.
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.
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.
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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