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REGRESS. Returning; going back opposed to ingress. (q.v.)

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To avoid this infinite regress, there must be an ultimate reason of everything, a reason that would also include itself.
By maintaining mouse embryonic stem cells under certain conditions, they found that cells appear to regress and resemble extremely early embryo cells that can form any kind of cell including placenta and yolk sac cells.
"We fear Leah will regress," said Rachel, her mother.
Malmquist Productivity Index is used for computing the progress and regress of entities in successive periods.
A "regress" is an ordered series of questions and answers intended to establish the justification of some claim.
AtheroNova Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary, AtheroNova Operations, Inc., is an early stage biotech company focused on discovery, research, development and licensing of novel compounds to reduce or regress atherosclerotic plaque deposits.
Now we are able to consistently demonstrate that if you are able to get your LDL-cholesterol level well below 70 mg/dL, you can regress disease."
On the other hand, Napoli's start in Serie A - four wins, three draws, three defeats - suggests they have regressed slightly since last season.
Japan slips to the 20th place and mainland China regressed four notches to 91st place.
According to a traditional position in moral epistemology, which I will call moral foundationalism, the regress comes to an end with some moral beliefs.
So to sum up: Sosa argues that internalist foundationalism cannot offer an adequate account of our a priori knowledge, because there are no mental states that can serve to stop the regress of a priori justification (or, at least, there are no mental states accessible to the believer's own powers of reflection that can do so).