Retrogression vs Retrograde - What's the difference?

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Retrogression is a related term of retrograde.


As nouns the difference between retrogression and retrograde

is that retrogression is a deterioration or decline to a previous state while retrograde is a degenerate person.

As a adjective retrograde is

directed backwards, retreating; reverting especially inferior state, declining; inverse, reverse; movement opposite to normal or intended motion, often circular motion.

As a verb retrograde is

to move backwards; to recede; to retire; to decline; to revert.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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.
  • retrograde

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) < (etyl) retrogradus.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Directed backwards, retreating; reverting especially inferior state, declining; inverse, reverse; movement opposite to normal or intended motion, often circular motion.
  • retrograde ideas, morals, etc.
  • Counterproductive to a desired outcome.
  • * Shakespeare
  • * It is most retrograde to our desire.
  • (astronomy, of a body orbiting another) In the opposite direction to the orbited body's spin.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A degenerate person.
  • (music) The reversal of a melody so that what is played first in the original melody is played last and what is played last in the original melody is played first.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) ).

    Verb

    (retrograd)
  • To move backwards; to recede; to retire; to decline; to revert.
  • (astronomy) To show retrogradation.
  • Antonyms

    * prograde * direct ----