Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun regression

4 senses of regression

Sense 1

arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression -- (an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely)

=> abnormality, abnormalcy -- (an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies)

Sense 2

regression -- ((psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state)

=> defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence -- ((psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires)

Sense 3

regression, simple regression, regression toward the mean, statistical regression -- (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))

=> statistical method, statistical procedure -- (a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic)

Sense 4

regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion -- (returning to a former state)

=> reversal -- (a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function")