## REGRESSION

### Regression

**Regression**, according to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, is a defense mechanism leading to the temporary or long-term reversion of the ego to an earlier stage of development rather than handling unacceptable impulses in a more adult way. The defense mechanism of regression, in psychoanalytic theory, occurs when an individual's personality reverts to an earlier stage of development, adopting more childish mannerisms.

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### regression

#### Noun

- An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
- A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
- An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.
- An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s).
- The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.

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