regress

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɹiːˌɡɹɛs/
  • (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.
    • (Can we date this quote by Frederic Harrison?)
      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.

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Crimean Tatar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin regressus - back step, from re- back and 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