the act of retrogressing; movement backward.
Biology. degeneration; retrograde metamorphosis; passing from a more complex to a simpler structure.
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How to use retrogression in a sentence
Indeed, there is good reason to fear that we will see retrogression in third-generation Hispanic immigrants.The Immigrants Haven't Changed. The Destination Has | David Frum | April 24, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is the progress that seems attainable in certain directions worth the retrogression that may be its price?The New Machiavelli | Herbert George Wells
Ingres could not paint flesh, and in this respect he is indicative of an enormous retrogression as compared with Prudhon.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
retrogression, reapproach to a standpoint to which the race has been long habituated in the past, is easier.The Theory of the Leisure Class | Thorstein Veblen
But I apprehend that retrogression can only occur where the environment of a living species is altered to its detriment.
In all other essential respects save one, the decade was a period of retrogression for New York City.The Arena | Various