How to define the _regret_ in multiagent systems? Any good definition please?

I am reading this book. In chapter 7, section 7.5 page 240 (in the pdf), the authors defined (definition 7.5.1) the regret as being the difference between the average per-period reward the agent received up until time $t$ and the average per-period reward the agent would have received up until time $t$ had he played pure strategy $s$ instead, i.e., $\mathrm{Regret}=\alpha^t-\alpha^t(s)$.

I do not get this definition of regret. For me it looks the other way around, i.e., $\mathrm{Regret}=\alpha^t(s)-\alpha^t$. I also looked for definitions in the internet and I am really lost now.

Can you please explain to me what I am missing here? Could the authors be wrong in the definition (since it is uncorrected manuscript)?