regression
has definitions from the fields of mathematics,statistics,psychoanalysis,psychiatry,medicine


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[ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) 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)

2 
[ noun ] (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
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[ noun ] (medicine) an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
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4 
[ noun ] returning to a former state
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