Meaning of REGRESS in English


— regressor , n.

v. /ri gres"/ ; n. /ree"gres/ , v.i.

1. to move backward; go back.

2. to revert to an earlier or less advanced state or form.


3. the act of going back; return.

4. the right to go back.

5. backward movement or course; retrogression.

[ 1325-75; ME regresse (n.) regressus a returning, going back, equiv. to re- RE- + -gred-, comb. form of gradi to step, walk, go + -tus suffix of v. action, with dt > ss ]

Syn. 1. revert, retreat, backslide, lapse, ebb.

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