Definitions for: Regress


[n] returning to a former state
[n] the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
[v] go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
[v] get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition
[v] go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
[v] go back to a statistical means



Webster (1913) Definition: Re"gress (r?"gr?s), n. [L. regressus, fr. regredi,
regressus. See Regrede.]
1. The act of passing back; passage back; return;
retrogression. ``The progress or regress of man''. --F.
Harrison.

2. The power or liberty of passing back. --Shak.


Re*gress" (r?*gr?s"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Regressed
(-gr?st"); p. pr. & vb. n. Regressing.]
To go back; to return to a former place or state. --Sir T.
Browne.

Synonyms: fall back, lapse, reasoning backward, recidivate, regression, relapse, retrograde, retrogress, retrogress, retrogression, retroversion, retrovert, return, reversion, revert, turn back

Antonyms: advance, come along, come on, get along, get on, progress, shape up

See Also: abstract thought, change, change by reversal, decline, drop off, fall back, fall behind, go back, logical thinking, lose, reasoning, recede, recover, recuperate, resile, reversal, reverse, turn, worsen

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