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curve fitting

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noun Statistics.
  1. the determination of a curve that fits a specified set of points: The method of least squares is commonly used for curve fitting.

Origin of curve fitting

First recorded in 1920–25
Related formscurve-fit·ting, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Such programs can perform any function from changing displays gains to curve-fitting.

    On-Line Data-Acquisition Systems in Nuclear Physics, 1969

    H. W. Fulbright et al.