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REGRESS





Definition:

  1. [noun] the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    Synonyms: reasoning backward

  2. [noun] returning to a former state
    Synonyms: ion, reversion, retrogression, retroversion

  3. [verb] go back to a statistical means

  4. [verb] go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
    Synonyms: revert, return, retrovert, turn back

  5. [verb] get worse; fall back to a previous or worse condition
    Synonyms: retrograde, retrogress

  6. [verb] go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"
    Synonyms: relapse, lapse, recidivate, retrogress, fall back

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