[ US /ˈɹiɡɹɛs, ɹɪˈɡɹɛs/ ]
  1. returning to a former state
  2. the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
  1. get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  2. go back to a statistical means
  3. go back to bad behavior
    Those who recidivate are often minor criminals
  4. go back to a previous state
    We reverted to the old rules
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How To Use regress In A Sentence

  • The normal equation of linear regression is used to calculate the effects of high frequency components on the determination of secular trend of relative sea level(RSL).
  • Often the parent feels helpless and very discouraged and may also give up on the child which reinforces the child's feelings of inadequacy and may cause the child to retreat or regress further.
  • Work with your staff on understanding the regressive behaviors that may be exhibited.
  • That notion identifies heritability with the regression of the offspring phenotype on the parental (or biparental mean in the case of sexual reproduction), where both phenotypes are presented as z-scores (i.e., set to mean = 0 and standard deviation = 1). Miss Winter Solstice
  • The implications are, in their way, deeply regressive. Times, Sunday Times
  • This regress is signalled not only by increases in mental confusion but by typography less and less coherent, the type straying over the page, and with some pages simply blank.
  • The problem with an infinite regress is that it is a fallacious attempt to make an unsound argument support itself. A Fine-Tuned Multiverse
  • Of course, in some sense, this is a regressive tax as poorer laborers are probably the least likely to have flexibility in setting their work schedules for the sake of avoiding the higher taxes.
  • Linear regression between endurance and speed for individuals from the reed and the stonewort. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • We calculate medians and quartiles of the age at leaving home by sex and race, using a fitted curve derived from a logit regression model.
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