regress

1. to return to a previous and less advanced or worse state, condition, or way…

Meaning of

regress

in English


regress


verb


[

I

]


formal


uk

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rɪˈɡres

/


us

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rɪˈɡres

/


regress


verb


[I]


(

RETURN TO WORSE STATE

)


She

suffered


brain


damage

from the

car


accident

and regressed

to

the

mental


age

of a five-year-old.


He says the

city

has regressed in

terms

of

participation

in

recycling

.


Compare

It’s

almost

like we’ve regressed to the 1950s.

When he

stopped


playing


sports

he regressed to

old


habits

and

became

more

distant

.

In some

areas

, such as writing

skills

among

middle


school


students

,

performance


seriously

regressed.


Deteriorating and making worse


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regress


verb


[I]


(

GET BETTER

)


medical


specialized


Following

removal

of the

tumour

, all the

symptoms

regressed.


The

disease

may regress if the

patient


stops


smoking

.

At this

stage

, her

clinical


symptoms

had regressed, her

convulsions

had

stopped

and her

activity


level

,

muscle


tone

, and

reflexes

were

normal

.

The lipoma regressed

relatively


rapidly

until

symptoms

had

completely


disappeared

.

They will be

treated

as

long

as

their


disease

is

stable

or regressing.


Recovering from illness


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regression

(Definition of

regress

from the

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus


© Cambridge University Press)

regress

| American Dictionary


regress


verb


[

I

]


us

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/

rɪˈɡres

/


Our

team


improved

in the second

half

, while

our


opponents

regressed.


Learning a

language


requires

regression to

childlike


simplicity

.

(Definition of

regress

from the

Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary


© Cambridge University Press)

Examples

of


regress

regress


Table 1 reports this significant relation by regressing the absolute value of returns on volume data for observed as well as simulated data.


Two simple tests for multicollinearity are: (i)

regress

each independent variable on the remaining independent variables.


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The final model, regressed the dependent variable (life satisfaction) onto the mediator (environmental mastery) and the independent variables.


Next, we conducted logistic regression analyses in which each of the four young adult offspring outcomes was regressed on the residualized family circumstance variables.


We then derived a linear factor score and regressed it on each raw-score depression scale.


In the first model, mortality risk was regressed only on the two early-retirement measures.


Results indicated that learners made significant collocation improvement immediately after the online practice but regressed later.


Sound levels at the time of testing were regressed against reading comprehension and annoyance within the high noise sample.


She stresses how much she wants to reject the thinking behind terms such as ‘ winners and losers, centers and margins, progress and

regress

‘ (p. 5).


Controlling for soil quality with regional dummies, we regressed the biomass density on annual rainfall in the villages for which biomass density data were available.


Even if we can find a way to halt the

regress

, the prospect is disturbing.


In order to test this hypothesis, we divided our analysis into two parts, regressing political variables against inflation rates for the 1970s and 1980s separately.


This produces three separate equations, in which measures of factional influence and control variables are regressed on to each candidate’s share of the vote.


Specific weight measured with the standard procedure was regressed against the weight of grain filling the reduced-volume chondrometer.


Missing sensitivity scores were generated by substituting values derived from a regression equation in which sensitivity was regressed on the global sensitivity ratings.

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Translations of

regress

in Chinese (Traditional)
退步, 退化, 倒退…


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in Chinese (Simplified)
退步, 退化, 倒退…


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in more languages

in Polish
in Turkish
in Russian
uwsteczniać się, cofać się, ulegać regresji…


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eski hâline dönmek, kötüye gitmek, kötüleşmek…


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регрессировать…


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