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API test regression refers to the process of running a set of tests on an application programming interface (API) to ensure that recent changes or updates to the software haven't negatively affected existing functionalities. It focuses on detecting any unintended side effects or regressions that might occur as a result of modifications to the API.
In the context of software development, an API serves as a communication bridge between different software components. As developers make enhancements, fix bugs, or introduce new features, there is a risk that these changes may impact the existing behavior of the API. API test regression aims to catch such regressions early in the development cycle to maintain the reliability and stability of the software.