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# Regression analysis

A statistical technique that can be used to estimate relationships between variables. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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regression analysis UK US noun [C or U] ECONOMICS
a method in statistics (= the study of facts that can be shown by numbers) which compares the way in which two or more related sets of numbers have changed over a particular period: »

We use regression analysis to identify correlations between different variables.

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The regression analysis found no statistically significant relationship between the two phenomena.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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