regress

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

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  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɹiːˌɡɹɛs/
    • (file)
  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈɡɹɛs/
  • Rhymes: -ɛs

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regress (countable and uncountable, plural regresses)

  1. The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
    • 1886, Frederic Harrison, The Choice of Books
      Its bearing on the progress or regress of man is not an inconsiderable question.
  2. The power or liberty of passing back.
  3. In property law, the right of a person (such as a lessee) to return to a property.

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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. (intransitive, astronomy) To move from east to west.
  3. (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 of Y.
  4. (transitive) To interrogate a person in a state of trance about forgotten elements of their past.
    • 2018, Michael Brein, ‎Rosemary Ellen Guiley, The Road to Strange: UFOs, Aliens and High Strangeness
      They regressed me, putting me under hypnosis. Then, through the hypnosis, they found out that our car was abducted right off the road and into a craft.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin regressus (back step), from re- (back) +‎ gressus (step).

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regress

  1. regress.

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References[edit]

  • Mirjejev, V. A.; Usejinov, S. M. (2002) Ukrajinsʹko-krymsʹkotatarsʹkyj slovnyk [Ukrainian – Crimean Tatar Dictionary]‎[1], Simferopol: Dolya, →ISBN