retrogression

  • 1 rétrogression — [ retrɔgresjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1836; de rétro et lat. gressus, d apr. progression ♦ Didact. Mouvement, marche en arrière. ⇒ recul, rétrogradation. ⊗ CONTR. Progression. ● rétrogression nom féminin Mouvement en arrière. ⇒RÉTROGRESSION, subst. fém. A.… …

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  • 2 Retrogression — Re tro*gres sion, n. [Cf. F. r[ e]trogression. See {Retrograde}, and cf. {Digression}.] 1. The act of retrograding, or going backward; retrogradation. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Backward development; a passing from a higher to a lower state of… …

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  • 3 retrogression — index decline, degradation, deterioration, lapse (expiration), recidivism, reconversion, relapse …

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  • 4 retrogression — (n.) 1640s, formed on model of progression from L. retrogressus, pp. of retrogradi move backward (see RETROGRADE (Cf. retrograde)) …

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  • 5 retrogression — [re΄trə gresh′ən] n. 1. any retrogressing 2. Biol. a return to a lower, less complex stage or state; degeneration …

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  • 6 retrogression — [[t]re̱trəgre̱ʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT: also a N Retrogression means moving back to an earlier and less efficient stage of development. [FORMAL] There has been a retrogression in the field of human rights since 1975. Syn: regression …

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  • 7 retrogression — noun Date: 1604 1. regression 3 2. return to a former and less complex level of development or organization …

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  • 8 retrogression — /re treuh gresh euhn/, n. 1. the act of retrogressing; movement backward. 2. Biol. degeneration; retrograde metamorphosis; passing from a more complex to a simpler structure. [1640 50; < L retrogress(us) (see RETROGRESS) + ION] * * * …

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  • 9 retrogression — noun a) A deterioration or decline to a previous state b) A return to a less complex condition See Also: retrogressive …

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  • 10 retrogression — SYN: cataplasia. [L. retrogressus fr. retrogradior, to go backwards] * * * ret·ro·gres·sion .re trə gresh ən n a reversal in development or condition: as a) return to a former and less complex level of development or organization b) subsidence or …

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  • 11 rétrogression — (ré tro grè ssion) s. f. 1°   Néologisme. Mouvement en arrière. 2°   Se dit d une figure de rhétorique plus généralement appelée réversion. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. retro, en arrière, et gressus, pas …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 12 retrogression — Synonyms and related words: Brownian movement, about face, advance, angular motion, ascending, ascent, axial motion, backflowing, backing, backset, backsliding, backward motion, backward step, career, climbing, comedown, course, current,… …

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  • 13 retrogression — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Regression] Syn. retroaction, recession, regression, throwback, backward movement, retirement; see also retreat 1 . 2. [Deterioration] Syn. decline, degeneration, decadence; see decay 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A …

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  • 14 retrogression — ret·ro·gres·sion || ‚retrəʊ greʃn n. reversion to a previous condition; backward movement, retreat …

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  • 15 retrogression — noun 1》 the process of retrogressing. 2》 Astronomy retrogradation. Derivatives retrogressive adjective Origin C17: from retro , on the pattern of progression …

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  • 16 retrogression — n. Retrogradation, decline …

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  • 17 retrogression — n 1. movement backward, retrogradation, regression, regress, recession, retrocession, retroaction; ebb, refluence, reflux; withdrawal, retreat, retirement. 2.Biol. retrograde metamorphosis; decline, deterioration, dilapidation, declination,… …

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  • 18 retrogression — ret·ro·gres·sion …

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  • 19 retrogression — ret•ro•gres•sion [[t]ˌrɛ trəˈgrɛʃ ən[/t]] n. 1) the act of retrogressing; movement backward 2) dvl bio Biol. degeneration; passing from a more complex to a simpler structure • Etymology: 1640–50 …

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  • 20 retrogression — /rɛtrəˈgrɛʃən/ (say retruh greshuhn) noun 1. the act of retrogressing; backward movement. 2. Biology degeneration; retrograde metamorphosis; passing from a more complex to a simpler structure …

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