regression

[ ri-gresh-uh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF regression

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And there is no doubt that this regression has taken place in the course of history.

The different "levels" of the stupor reaction also conform to a theory of regression.

The interruptions are easily explained by the theory of regression.

The next stage in regression is that where the idea of death appears.

Regression is the second danger of this development by stages.

Regression is not inevitable, for it may be overcome by selection.

The general amount of regression in heredity, then, is one-half.

On its way to regression the dream takes on the form of dramatization.

You could induce atavism, regression to some lower form of animal life—a highly speeded up regression.

The natural flow of interest in regression is to earlier types of ambition and activity.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin regressionem (nominative regressio) "a going back, a return," noun of action from past participle stem of regredi (see regress (n.)).

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