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retrogression

noun ret·ro·gres·sion \-ˈgre-shən\

Definition of RETROGRESSION

1
:  regression 3
2
:  return to a former and less complex level of development or organization

Examples of RETROGRESSION

  1. <social instability that has led to a retrogression of moral values and standards of decent behavior>

First Known Use of RETROGRESSION

1604
Medical Dictionary

retrogression

noun ret·ro·gres·sion \ˌre-trə-ˈgresh-ən\

Medical Definition of RETROGRESSION

:  a reversal in development or condition: as a :  return to a former and less complex level of development or organization b :  subsidence or decline of symptoms or manifestations of a disease

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