Regression vs Regressed - What's the difference?

regression | regressed |

As a noun regression

is an action of regressing, a return to a previous state.

As a verb regressed is


As an adjective regressed is

that has been subject to regression.



(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)




  • (regress)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That has been subject to regression