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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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When the content of fine sand increased from 10% to 100%, the failure mode of granular debris flows changed from retrogressive toe sliding failure to fluidized flow.
Had Islam not been central to the creation of Pakistan, Zaid Hamid and Hamid Gul would not have been able to invoke it for garnering support for a Muslim caliphate and they would not have been the darlings of our middle and upper class educated youth, we would not have had the Objectives Resolution as a guiding principle of our constitutions, Ziaul Haq would never have been able to pass retrogressive laws against women and minorities, our intelligence agencies and army would not have been suspected of links with the various jaishes and lashkars - not to speak of their well-documented grooming of the Taliban, our public schools would not have been a tool of retrogressive propaganda and we would not have had tens of thousands of religious seminaries, many of which produce violent jihadists.
Free trade-inspired outsourcing, painfully and colorfully related by Tom Cairney in the same issue of TAC ("Bitter Pill"), could be creating a retrogressive economy through the movement of capital overseas.
An emphatic, vociferously passionate counter against the tendency to frame Islam itself as a harmful, retrogressive, or pro-terrorist force.
Because of his supposedly stubbornly retrogressive style and for a few other reasons, critics have portrayed the author as a contradictory figure in black literary arts.
What chance was there that something as retrogressive as my visitor's old-time religion would be around long enough to merit comment?
I propose "progressive" and "retrogressive." To me, these are simply descriptions of the two opposing trends.
While the departure of these African professionals sounds retrogressive, as it stifles development, the World Bank, IMF and some scholars and politicians are beginning to argue that it is good for the developing world.
Especially discussing the sharp contrast between the producer class ideology and causes championed by populists, which were dramatically different enough to cause the former to cast the latter as "retrogressive", A Common Humanity is a welcome contribution to American and Kansas political studies shelves.
Yet it also hinted at themes and moods that served to place the work beyond either a naively retrogressive or a constipated endgame/aftermath stance.
Kevin Sampson, president of Dignity, a group of "gay" Catholics, called the archdiocesan move "retrogressive," and urged Catholics to protest.
The progress of the play is unexpectedly retrogressive, stripping the street surface from these girls so that at the end they seem younger, more vulnerable and more likeable as we leave them sitting at the roadside, trying to kickstart their journey to another life.