Associations to the word «Regression»


REGRESSION, noun. An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
REGRESSION, noun. (psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
REGRESSION, noun. (statistics) An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.
REGRESSION, noun. (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).
REGRESSION, noun. (programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.
REGRESSION TO THE MEAN, noun. (statistics) The phenomenon by which extreme examples from any set of data are likely to be followed by examples which are less extreme; a tendency towards the average of any sample. For example, the offspring of two very tall individuals tend to be tall, but closer to the average (mean) than either of their parents.
REGRESSION TREE, noun. (data mining) A data-analysis method that recursively partitions data into sets each of which are simply modeled using regression methods.
REGRESSION TREE, noun. A classification and regression tree.

Dictionary definition

REGRESSION, noun. An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.
REGRESSION, noun. (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state.
REGRESSION, noun. 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).
REGRESSION, noun. Returning to a former state.

Wise words

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