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regression

re·gres·sion

regression

 
 
pronunciation:
rih gre shn
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or condition of return to an earlier form or less advanced state; biological or psychological reversion.
An older child sometimes exhibits forms of regression such as sucking his thumb when a new baby is born into the family.
antonyms:
advance, advancement, progression
similar words:
relapse, return