regression analysis

noun

Definition of regression analysis

: the use of mathematical and statistical techniques to estimate one variable from another especially by the application of regression coefficients, regression curves, regression equations, or regression lines to empirical data

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First Known Use of regression analysis

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Regression analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regression%20analysis. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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