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Definition returning to a former (less advanced) state

Specialized definitions of regression include:
  • tax policy:  regressive taxes cost the poor more relative to their income than the rich
  • statistics:  move toward the mean
  • psychology:  go back to more childish behavior
  • parapsychology:  return in one's mind to a previous life (usually under hypnosis)
  • logic:  reasoning from conclusion to evidence
  • The drug caused tumors to regress in 60% of the patients who were treated.
regress = returned to a former (less advanced) state
  • Sometimes when I'm talking with my mother, I feel like I regress to my childhood.
  • regress = return to (the mental state of)
  • Not only have they not made progress, they have regressed.
  • regressed = returned to a less-advanced state
  • Reviewing the data on Algernon: although he is still in his physical youth, he has regressed mentally.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • regressed = returned to a former (less advanced) state
  • How does Algernon's regression affect the basic hypothesis of the experiment?
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • What eludes me is the reason for his regression—is it a special case?
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • There might be regression to an even more primitive level of functioning.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
  • I'm not afraid of regression any more.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
regression = return to a former (less advanced) state
(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)

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