# regression analysis

### noun

Statistics. a procedure for determining a relationship between a dependent variable, as predicted success in college, and an independent variable, as a score on a scholastic aptitude test, for a given population. The relationship is expressed as an equation for a line (regres·sion·line) or curve (regres·sion·curve) in which any coefficient (regression coefficient) of the independent variable in the equation has been determined from a sample population.

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## Origin of regression analysis

First recorded in 1945–50

## Words nearby regression analysis

regr., regrate, regreet, regress, regression, regression analysis, regressive, regressive assimilation, regressive staining, regressive tax, regret

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