Meaning of REGRESS in English



Pronunciation: ' r ē - ˌ gres

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English regresse, from Anglo-French, from Latin regressus, from regredi to go back, from re- + gradi to go ― more at GRADE

Date: 14th century

1 a : an act or the privilege of going or coming back b : REENTRY 1

2 : movement backward to a previous and especially worse or more primitive state or condition

3 : the act of reasoning backward

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.