retrogression


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retrogression

[‚re·trə′gresh·ən]
(astronomy)
(geology)
(medicine)
Going backward, as in degeneration or atrophy of tissues.
(meteorology)
The motion of an atmospheric wave or pressure system in a direction opposite to that of the basic flow in which it is embedded.
(psychology)
Return to infantile behavior.
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That the politics of southern racial ideology have historically enjoyed a national prominence far in excess of its material basis is explained by the sectional reinforcing of social retrogression.
Retrogression is determined by measuring "the extent to which a new plan changes the minority group's opportunity to participate in the political process.
The results of average productivity change reported in Table 3 indicate that agriculture in the sampled countries suffered a major retrogression in the late 1960s through most of the 1970s, but recovered in the late 1970s and for most of the 1980s and 1990s.
The greatest example of economic retrogression during the war was a return to self-sufficiency.
While recognising there has been stagnation or retrenchment, foreign scholars remain uncertain as to the causes of why there has there been such political stagnation and retrogression since the Fourth Plenum of September 2009.
It must choose its battles wisely, lest the "wrong" case emerge as the test case for either the meaning of the retrogression standard or the constitutionality of section 5.
In an open speech addressed to the Arab foreign ministers, the Jordanian figures said "it is no longer acceptable for the Arab masses the retrogression in the joint Arab action and the aggressors' use of Arab territories as a springboard for aggression against Syria.
Indias rural development minister Jairam Ramesh said the report highlighted the prevalence of poverty in the midst of economic growth and the possibility that actually economic development may lead to retrogression of social indices.
I WAS angered by Saturday's article on the demise of books and CDs attributing this retrogression to "progress".
Jean Baudrillard pointed out that subsequent to the 9/11 events in America there was a retrogression away from an Enlightenment morality based on autonomy and freedom:
20) This tactical retrogression would have disastrous consequences for the British in 1914.