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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5 and section 5 alone, and thus that the backsliding retrogression
He said gains have been made in some areas, but said "retrogression'' has seeped into the black community in America.
For four decades the ruling class has been engaged in a systematic effort to reverse all previous social reforms and regulatory restrictions on business, engineering a historic retrogression in the living standards of the majority of the population.
In order to optimize the role of Ni and Sn additives on Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys, the retrogression and reaging were carried out on these alloys.
That is one important thing to remember about the ecumenical "movement": for all its hesitations and meandering, false starts and occasional retrogression, it does continue to move.
All three are a force for retrogression. As the author states, " From Tunis to Sidi Bouzid, the salafists have drawn a line in the hot Saharan sand, making their opposition to a liberal-democratic future perfectly clear."
What outrages me is that the likelihood is that with time there will not be progress and more lifelong learning but a retrogression in the knowledge and understanding of a future generation.
* "The temporary maps still contain too much of the retrogression that was in the original legislative maps."
preclearance will be denied--if it will lead to retrogression in
The median artery arises from the interosseous artery and becomes larger while interosseous artery subsequently undergoes retrogression. During this process the median artery fuses with the lower portion of interosseous artery and ultimately forms the main channel for the digital branches becoming the principle artery of the forearm.
Rather than looking at traditional economic statistics, we explore newspapers, diaries, and other primary sources to discover the variety of ways in which the wartime economy actually amounted to a retrogression for many families because they had to supply additional labor, accept inferior goods, and do without many goods altogether as resources were diverted to the war effort and wartime controls constrained the market process.