fixation vs regression what difference

what is difference between fixation and regression

English

Etymology

From Old French fixation.

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /fɪksˈeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

fixation (countable and uncountable, plural fixations)

  1. The act of fixing.
  2. The state of being fixed or fixated.
  3. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; — said of volatile elements.
  4. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
  5. In metals, a state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat.
  6. A state of mind involving obsession with a particular person, idea, or thing.
  7. (law) Recording a creative work in a medium of expression for more than a transitory duration, thereby satisfying the “fixation” requirement for the purposes of copyright law.
    In order to obtain copyright on a recording in the United States, the recording must have been reduced to fixation on or after February 15, 1972.
  8. (genetics) The change in a gene pool from a situation where there exists at least two variants of a particular gene (allele) to a situation where only one of the alleles remains.

Synonyms

  • (state of being fixed): fixedness

Antonyms

  • (act of fixing): movement, change

Translations

References

Fixation (population genetics) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


French

Etymology

fixer +‎ -ation

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fik.sa.sjɔ̃/

Noun

fixation f (plural fixations)

  1. fixation
    Tu ferais bien de vérifier les fixations avant de partir.
  2. (psychology, informal) fixation, obsession
    Synonyms: fixette, obsession

Further reading

  • “fixation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From regress +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹiːˈɡɹɛʃən/
  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ɹəˈɡɹɛʃən/

Noun

regression (countable and uncountable, plural regressions)

  1. An action of regressing, a return to a previous state.
    • 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
      Few of these groups or communities that are classed as “savage” show no traces of regression from a more advanced cultural stage.
  2. An action of travelling mentally back in time.
  3. (psychotherapy) A psychotherapeutic method whereby healing is facilitated by inducing the patient to act out behaviour typical of an earlier developmental stage.
  4. (statistics) An analytic method to measure the association of one or more independent variables with a dependent variable.
    • Supervised learning problems are categorized into “regression” and “classification” problems. In a regression problem, we are trying to predict results within a continuous output, meaning that we are trying to map input variables to some continuous function.[2]
  5. (statistics) An equation using specified and associated data for two or more variables such that one variable can be estimated from the remaining variable(s).
  6. (programming) The reappearance of a bug in a piece of software that had previously been fixed.
  7. (medicine) The diminishing of a cellular mass like a tumor, or of an organ size.
  8. (exercise) The making an exercise less straining to perform by manipulating the details of its performance like loaded weight, range of motion, angle, speed.

Antonyms

  • progression

Hyponyms

  • linear regression

Related terms

  • (computing): regression testing
  • (psychotherapy): regression therapy
  • (statistics): regression to the mean

Translations

References

  • regression on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Finnish

Noun

regression

  1. Genitive singular form of regressio.

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