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English definition of “regression analysis”

regression analysis

noun [C or U]     ECONOMICS
a method in statistics (= the study of facts that can be shown by numbers ) which compares the way in which two or more related sets of numbers have changed over a particular period : We use regression analysis to identify correlations between different variables . The regression analysis found no statistically significant relationship between the two phenomena .
(Definition of regression analysis noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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