regression analysis


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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1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Regression analysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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