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recidivism Tweet Definition of recidivism Like Definition of recidivism on Facebook
noun
  1. Committing new offenses after being punished for a crime
    The increase in criminal activity was attributed to recidivism.
regression Tweet Definition of regression Like Definition of regression on Facebook
noun
  1. an action of regressing, a return to a previous state
    • 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
    • :Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of from a more advanced cultural stage.
      1. (statistics) an analytic method to measure the relationship between two variables
resistance Tweet Definition of resistance Like Definition of resistance on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
  2. (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
  3. (physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
  4. (sociology) An underground organization engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation.
retarded Tweet Definition of retarded Like Definition of retarded on Facebook
verb
  1. Past tense of retard; slowed.
  2. Past participle of retard; slowed.
adjective
  1. Delayed in development.
growth
  1. (slang) Having mental retardation.
  2. (slang) Under the influence of alcohol.
retrograde amnesia Tweet Definition of retrograde amnesia Like Definition of retrograde amnesia on Facebook
noun
  1. The loss of memories from the period leading up to the amnesic episode
retrogress Tweet Definition of retrogress Like Definition of retrogress on Facebook
verb (retrogress, es)
  1. (intransitive) To return to an earlier, simpler or worse condition; to regress.
  2. (intransitive) To go backwards; to retreat.
  3. (intransitive) To return to bad behaviour; to relapse.
ritual Tweet Definition of ritual Like Definition of ritual on Facebook
noun
  1. rite; a repeated set of actions
They carried out the ritual carefully.
adjective
  1. Related to a rite or repeated set of actions.
They performed the ritual lighting of the candles.

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