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Regression and Digression Definitions

Regression

The process or an instance of regressing, as to a less perfect or less developed state.

Digression

The act of digressing.

Regression

(Psychology) In psychoanalytic theory, reversion to an earlier or less mature stage of psychological development.

Digression

An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.

Regression

(Medicine) Subsidence of the symptoms or process of a disease.

Digression

An aside, an act of straying from the main subject in speech or writing.
The lectures included lengthy digressions on topics ranging from the professor's dog to the meaning of life.
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Regression

(Statistics) A technique for predicting the value of a dependent variable as a function of one or more independent variables in the presence of random error.

Digression

The act of straying from the main subject in speech or writing, (rhetoric) particularly for rhetorical effect.
Make digression... by way of digression...

Regression

(Astronomy) Retrograde motion of a celestial body.

Digression

(obsolete) A deviancy, a sin or error, an act of straying from the path of righteousness or a general rule.

Regression

(Geology) A relative fall in sea level resulting in deposition of terrestrial strata over marine strata.

Digression

A deviation, an act of straying from a path.
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Regression

An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.

Digression

An elongation, a deflection or deviation from a mean position or expected path.

Regression

An action of travelling mentally back in time.

Digression

The act of digressing or deviating, esp. from the main subject of a discourse; hence, a part of a discourse deviating from its main design or subject.
The digressions I can not excuse otherwise, than by the confidence that no man will read them.

Regression

(psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.

Digression

A turning aside from the right path; transgression; offense.
Then my digression is so vile, so base,That it will live engraven in my face.
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Regression

(statistics) An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.

Digression

The elongation, or angular distance from the sun; - said chiefly of the inferior planets.

Regression

(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). Category:en:Functions

Digression

A message that departs from the main subject

Regression

(programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.

Digression

A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern);
A diversion from the main highway
A digression into irrelevant details
A deflection from his goal

Regression

(medicine) The diminishing of a cellular mass like a tumor, or of an organ size.

Digression

Wandering from the main path of a journey

Regression

(exercise) The making an exercise less straining to perform by manipulating the details of its performance like loaded weight, range of motion, angle, speed.

Regression

The act of passing back or returning; retrogression; retrogradation.

Regression

An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

Regression

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

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)

Regression

Returning to a former state

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