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regress

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(verb) From Latin regressus, past participle of regredi (to go back), from re- (back) + gradi (to go).

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regress (uncountable)

  1. The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
    • Frederic Harrison
      Its bearing on the progress or regress of man is not an inconsiderable question.
  2. The power or liberty of passing back.
    • Shakespeare
      Thou shalt have egress and regress;

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regress (third-person singular simple present regresses, present participle regressing, simple past and past participle regressed)

  1. (intransitive) To move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.
  2. (transitive, statistics) To perform a regression on an explanatory variable.
    When we regress Y on X, we use the values of variable X to predict those Y.

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EtymologyEdit

Latin regressus - back step, from re- back and gressus - step.

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regress

  1. regress.

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