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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United States, (62) and focused the retrogression inquiry on the
Ashcroft, is itself a retrogression in minority voters' effective exercise of the electoral franchise.
Indeed, an opposite distressing situation came to the fore: without a movement forward to philosophy, there had been a retrogression into bare faith and intensity of religious feeling.
On Tuesday, January 5--without prior consultation with either friends or advisors--Hastie told Secretary Stimson and Undersecretary Patterson that "further retrogression is now so apparent [in the Air Force] and recent occurrences are so objectionable and inexcusable that I have no alternative but to resign in protest and to give public expression to my views.
For redistricting plans, courts have found retrogression when the new plan reduces the number of districts where the minority forms the majority (i.
But it also leads him to associate the watery realms, moons, and domestic enclosures in Ruskin's King of the Golden River and elsewhere exclusively with the feminine and maternal; he speaks, for example, of the "eroticized retrogression into the womb" (p.
If New Age advocates are so eager to retrogress to times wherein people relied not on reason but on faith in whatever their superiors told them, including these old-time practices, then why do they question the Vatican's retrogression to the same?
As this situation makes clear, law can be an agent of both progress and retrogression, depending on whether the state is oriented towards protecting the people in general or in promoting the interests of a particular class.
After each period, however, there was substantial retrogression and sometimes quite disastrous deterioration in the status of blacks.
Pakistan is now in stern grip of economic crisis that need to be addressed with whatever measures possible in a positive direction of recovery from the mire of retrogression.