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re·gres·sive

(rē-gres'iv),
Relating to or characterized by regression.

regressive

(rĭ-grĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to return or revert to a previous state.
2. Characterized by regression or a tendency to regress.

re·gres′sive·ly adv.
re·gres′sive·ness n.

re·gres·sive

(rĕ-gres'iv)
Relating to or characterized by regression.

regression

(rĭ-grĕsh′ŭn) [L. regressio, go back]
1. A turning back or return to a former state.
2. A return of symptoms.
3. Retrogression.
4. In psychology, an abnormal return to an earlier reaction, characterized by a mental state and behavior inappropriate to the situation. Regression may occur as a result of frustration or in states of fatigue, dreams, hypnosis, intoxication, illness, and certain psychoses (e.g., schizophrenia).
5. In statistics, a procedure used to predict one variable on the basis of data about one or more other variables. regressive (-grĕs′ĭv), adjective
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