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 Dictionary entry overview: What does retrogression mean? 

  The noun RETROGRESSION has 2 senses:

1. passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form
2. returning to a former state

  Familiarity information: RETROGRESSION used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1retrogression [BACK TO TOP]


Passing from a more complex to a simpler biological form

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events


retrogression; degeneration

Hypernyms ("retrogression" is a kind of...):

shift; transformation; transmutation (a qualitative change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "retrogression"):

abiotrophy (a loss of vitality and a degeneration of cells and tissues not due to any apparent injury)

cataplasia ((biology) degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated or more primitive form)

Sense 2retrogression [BACK TO TOP]


Returning to a former state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


regress; retrogression; retroversion; regression; reversion

Hypernyms ("retrogression" is a kind of...):

reversal (a change from one state to the opposite state)

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