regression
Noun

An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely (synset 114526956)
hypernym: abnormalcy, abnormality  an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state (synset 113570134)
domain category: psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology  the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disordershypernym: defence, defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense, defense mechanism, defense reaction  (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires

The relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x) (synset 106036794)
domain category: statistics  a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametershypernym: statistical method, statistical procedure  a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistichyponym:
 linear regression, rectilinear regression  the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b
 curvilinear regression  the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)
part meronym: regression analysis  the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another 
Returning to a former state (synset 100236075)
hypernym: reversal  a change from one state to the opposite state
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