degeneration vs retrogression what difference

what is difference between degeneration and retrogression

English

Etymology

From French dégénération, from Latin dēgenerātiō.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˌdʒɛnəˈɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: de‧gen‧er‧ation

Noun

degeneration (usually uncountable, plural degenerations)

  1. (uncountable) The process or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse.
  2. (uncountable) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure.
    fatty degeneration of the liver
  3. (uncountable) Gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
  4. (countable) A thing that has degenerated.

Synonyms

  • (process or state of growing worse): decline, degradation, debasement, degeneracy, deterioration
  • (gaming slang): nerf

Related terms

  • degenerate

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English

Noun

retrogression (countable and uncountable, plural retrogressions)

  1. A deterioration or decline to a previous state.
    • 1849, Hogg’s Weekly Instructor (page 388)
      History and experience, the enshriners of the past, and investigation, the discoverer of the present and preparer for the future, will prevent retrogression.
  2. (biology) A return to a less complex condition.

Antonyms

  • progression

Synonyms

  • regress

Related terms

  • retrogressive

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