statistical regression

Definitions of statistical regression
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n the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)

Synonyms:
regression, regression toward the mean, simple regression
Types:
linear regression, rectilinear regression
the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b
curvilinear regression
the relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic or higher order)
Type of:
statistical method, statistical procedure
a method of analyzing or representing statistical data; a procedure for calculating a statistic

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