Meaning | 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). |
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Synonyms | regression, simple regression, regression toward the mean |
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Category | statistics | A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters |
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Part of | regression analysis | The use of regression to make quantitative predictions of one variable from the values of another |
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Narrower | curvilinear regression | The relation between variables when the regression equation is nonlinear (quadratic / quadratic or higher order) |
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linear regression, rectilinear regression | The relation between variables when the regression equation is linear |

Broader | statistical method, statistical procedure | A method of analyzing or representing statistical data |
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