Retrogression vs Regression - What's the difference?

retrogression | regression |

As nouns the difference between retrogression and regression

is that retrogression is a deterioration or decline to a previous state while regression is an action of regressing, a return to a previous state.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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.
  • 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)