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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.
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