Progression vs Regression - What's the difference?

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Progression is an antonym of regression.


As nouns the difference between progression and regression

is that progression is the act of moving from one thing to another while regression is an action of regressing, a return to a previous state.

progression

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of moving from one thing to another.
  • The act of moving forward; a proceeding in a course; motion onward.
  • (mathematics) A sequence obtained by adding or multiplying each term by a constant.
  • Synonyms

    * (mathematics) sequence

    Derived terms

    * arithmetic progression * geometric progression

    regression

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
  • * 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
  • Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of regression from a more advanced cultural stage.
  • (psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
  • (statistics) An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.
  • (statistics) An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s).
  • (programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.
  • Antonyms

    * progression

    Derived terms

    * linear regression * regression to the mean * regression testing (computing) * regression therapy (psychotherapy)