[ re-truh-gresh-uhn ]
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  1. the act of retrogressing; movement backward.

  2. Biology. degeneration; retrograde metamorphosis; passing from a more complex to a simpler structure.

Origin of retrogression

1640–50; <Latin retrōgress(us) (see retrogress) + -ion

Words Nearby retrogression Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use retrogression in a sentence

  • In all other essential respects save one, the decade was a period of retrogression for New York City.

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