Synonyms of regression


1. arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression, abnormality, abnormalcy

usage: an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

2. regression, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defence

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

3. regression, simple regression, regression toward the mean, statistical regression, statistical method, statistical procedure

usage: 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)

4. regression, regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion, reversal

usage: returning to a former state

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