Meaning of REGRESS in English

REGRESS

■ verb rɪ'grɛs

1》 return to a former state.

↘return mentally to a former stage of life or a supposed previous life.

2》 Statistics calculate the ~ion of.

■ noun 'ri:grɛs

1》 the action of ~ing.

2》 Philosophy a series of statements in which a logical procedure is continually reapplied to its own result without approaching a useful conclusion.

Origin

ME: from L. ~us , from regredi 'go back, return'.

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