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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regress  \Re"gress\  (r?"gr?s),  n.  [L.  regressus  fr  regredi, 
  regressus  See  {Regrede}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  passing  back  passage  back  return; 
  retrogression.  ``The  progress  or  regress  of  man''.  --F. 
  Harrison. 
 
  2.  The  power  or  liberty  of  passing  back  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Regress  \Re*gress"\  (r?*gr?s"),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Regressed} 
  (-gr?st");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Regressing}.] 
  To  go  back  to  return  to  a  former  place  or  state.  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  regress 
  n  1:  the  reasoning  involved  when  you  assume  the  conclusion  is 
  true  and  reason  backward  to  the  evidence  [syn:  {reasoning 
  backward}] 
  2:  returning  to  a  former  state  [syn:  {regression},  {reversion}, 
  {retrogression},  {retroversion}] 
  v  1:  go  back  to  a  statistical  means 
  2:  go  back  to  a  previous  state;  "We  reverted  to  the  old  rules" 
  [syn:  {revert},  {return},  {turn  back}] 
  3:  get  worse;  fall  back  to  a  previous  or  worse  condition  [syn: 
  {retrograde},  {retrogress}]  [ant:  {progress}] 
  4:  go  back  to  bad  behavior;  "Those  who  recidivate  are  often 
  minor  criminals"  [syn:  {relapse},  {lapse},  {recidivate},  {retrogress}, 
  {fall  back}] 




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