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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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