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Meaning of regress

re•gress

Pronunciation: (v.ri-gres'n.rē'gres), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to move backward; go back.
  2. to revert to an earlier or less advanced state or form.
—n.
  1. the act of going back; return.
  2. the right to go back.
  3. backward movement or course; retrogression.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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