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regression

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the act or an instance of going back to an earlier and lower level especially of intelligence or behavior
  • the regression to really childish behavior that boys often undergo when put in large groups

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The first known use of regression was in 1583

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“Regression.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/regression. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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