# regression coefficient

regression coefficient
noun
when the regression line is linear (y = ax + b) the regression coefficient is the constant (a) that represents the rate of change of one variable (y) as a function of changes in the other (x); it is the slope of the regression line
Topics: ↑statistics
Hypernyms: ↑parametric statistic
Part Holonyms: ↑linear regression, ↑rectilinear regression

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noun
: a coefficient in a regression equation : the slope of the regression line

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regression coefficient,
Statistics. the numerical value best expressing the regression of a variable.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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