Retrogression vs Regress - What's the difference?

retrogression | regress |


As nouns the difference between retrogression and regress

is that retrogression is a deterioration or decline to a previous state while regress is the act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.

As a verb regress is

to move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.

retrogression

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A deterioration or decline to a previous state.
  • * 1849 , Hogg's Weekly Instructor (page 388)
  • History and experience, the enshriners of the past, and investigation, the discoverer of the present and preparer for the future, will prevent retrogression .
  • *'>citation
  • (biology) A return to a less complex condition.
  • regress

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
  • * Frederic Harrison
  • Its bearing on the progress or regress of man is not an inconsiderable question.
  • The power or liberty of passing back.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Thou shalt have egress and regress;

    Derived terms

    * infinite regress

    Verb

    (es)
  • To move backwards to an earlier stage; to devolve.
  • (statistics) To perform a regression on an explanatory variable.
  • When we regress Y on X, we use the values of variable X to predict those Y.

    Synonyms

    * backslide

    Antonyms

    * proceed * progress