### Regression

A statistical technique for fitting a function to a set of data having independent and dependent variables such as to optimise some criterion of fit between the function and the data points.

### Regression

Psychological defense mechanism, viewed as a return to an earlier mode of behavior, thought, or feeling. The unconscious process that helps the mind resolve conflicts or lessen anxiety by returning to forms of gratification previously abandoned.

A measure of the relationship between two variables expressing the expected change in one of them per unit change in the other. Using regression methods, the value of one trait can be predicted by knowing the value of others. For example, easily obtained carcass traits (hot carcass weight, fat thickness, rib eye area, and percentage of internal fa...

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(a) a statistical technique that enables predictions to be made from a set of data.

(b) a technique used in hypnosis, involving suggesting to hypnotized persons that they are returning to an earlier time. Sometimes the regression occurs spontaneously, without suggestion. See also past-life regression.

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(a) a statistical technique that enables predictions to be made from a set of data. (b) a technique used in hypnosis, involving suggesting to hypnotized persons that they are returning to an earlier time. Sometimes the regression occurs spontaneously, without suggestion. See also past-life regression.

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(from the article `defense mechanism`) 4. Regression is a return to earlier stages of development and abandoned forms of gratification belonging to them, prompted by dangers or conflicts ...

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(L. regressio a return) 1. a return to a former or earlier state. 2. a subsidence of symptoms or of a disease process. 3. a return to earlier, especially to infantile, patterns of thought or behaviour, a characteristic of many mental disorders also exhibited by normal persons in many situations, e.g. feelings of helplessness and dependency in a ......

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(n) A drop in sea level that causes an area of the land to be uncovered by seawater.

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(n) A drop in sea level that causes an area of the land to be uncovered by seawater.

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(re-gresh´әn) return to a former or earlier state. subsidence of symptoms or of a disease process. the statistical tendency in successive generations to exhibit values closer and closer to the mean. a type of defense mechanism used to resolve conflict or frustration by returning...

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*n]* - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state 2. [n] - 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) 3. [n] - returning to a former state

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• (n.) The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.

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simple 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)

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*[medicine]* Regression in medicine is a characteristic of diseases to show lighter symptoms without completely disappearing. At a later point, symptoms may return. These symptoms are then called recidive. Regression in medicine has been used as a statistical technique in decision-making, the CART Method being one ...

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*[psychology]* Regression, according to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more adult way. The defense mechanism of regression, in psychoanalytic theory, occurs when an individual`s per...

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**Re·gres'sion** * noun* [ Latin

* regressio* : confer French

* régression* .] The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.

* Sir T. Browne.* ** Edge of regression** (of a surface)

* (Geom.)* ,

the line along which a surface turns back upon itself; -- called a...

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1. A return to a former or earlier state. ... 2. A subsidence of symptoms or of a disease process. ... 3. <psychiatry> A return to earlier, especially to infantile, patterns of thought or behaviour, a characteristic of many mental disorders also exhibited by normal persons in many situations, for example feelings of helplessness and dependenc...

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A decrease in the size of a tumor or in the extent of cancer in the body.

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A drop in sea level that causes an area of the Earth to be uncovered by seawater, ending marine depo

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A drop in sea level that causes an area of the Earth to be uncovered by seawater, ending marine deposition.

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A lowering of sealevel observed in the geological record. See trangression.

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A mathematical technique used to explain and/or predict. The general form is Y = a + bX + u, where Y is the variable that we are trying to predict; X is the variable that we are using to predict Y, a is the intercept; b is the slope, and u is the regression residual. The a and b are chosen in a way to minimize the squared sum of the residuals. The ...

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A mathematical technique used to explain and/or predict. The general form is Y = a + bX + u, where Y

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A statistical approach to formulating predictions or explanations by use of an equation; method for estimating the relationship between variables. Discover What It`s Like to Live Easy With EquiTrend

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