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  1. regress

    • v.
      return to a former or less developed state;return mentally to a former stage of life or a supposed previous life, especially through hypnosis
    • n.
      the action of returning to a former or less developed state;a series of statements in which a logical procedure is continually reapplied to its own result without approaching a useful conclusion (e.g. defining something in terms of itself).
    • verb: regress, 3rd person present: regresses, gerund or present participle: regressing, past tense: regressed, past participle: regressed

    • noun: regress, plural noun: regresses

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    動詞

    • 1. return to a former or less developed state they would not regress to pre-technological tribalism
    • return mentally to a former stage of life or a supposed previous life, especially through hypnosis she claims to be able to regress to the Roman era I regressed Sylvia to early childhood
    • 2. calculate the coefficient or coefficients of regression of (a variable) against or on another variable a model in which C and Y are regressed on the same variables
    • 3. move in a retrograde direction a planet regularly regresses

    名詞

    • 1. the action of returning to a former or less developed state the regress is a return to Puritan values a regress to the nursery
    • 2. a series of statements in which a logical procedure is continually reapplied to its own result without approaching a useful conclusion (e.g. defining something in terms of itself).
    • n.
      a sequence of reasoning or justification which can never come to an end.

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • n.
      a sequence of reasoning or justification which can never come to an end.

    Oxford Dictionary

    • 更多解釋
    • v.
      return to a former or less developed state: art has been regressing toward adolescence for more than a generation now
    • n.
      the action of returning to a former or less developed state: the regress is a return to Puritan values a regress to the nursery

    Oxford American Dictionary