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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A deterioration or decline to a previous state.
* 1849 , Hogg's Weekly Instructor (page 388)
(biology) A return to a less complex condition.
- History and experience, the enshriners of the past, and investigation, the discoverer of the present and preparer for the future, will prevent retrogression .
The act of passing back; passage back; return; retrogression.
* Frederic Harrison
The power or liberty of passing back.
- Its bearing on the progress or regress of man is not an inconsiderable question.
- Thou shalt have egress and regress;
* infinite regress
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.