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Definitions of regression:
  • noun:   returning to a former state
  • noun:   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)
  • noun:   (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
  • noun:   an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

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