English-Norwegian translation of regression


Definitions of regression
1. regression - returning to a former state
  regress, reversion, retrogression, retroversion
  reversal a change from one state to the opposite state; "there was a reversal of autonomic function"
2. regression - the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)
  statistical method, statistical procedure a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic
  regression analysis the use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another
  statistics a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
  linear regression, rectilinear regression the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b
  curvilinear regression the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)
3. regression - (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state
  defence mechanism, defence reaction, defense mechanism, defense reaction, defence, defense (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires
  psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
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