the determination of a curve that fits a specified set of points: The method of least squares is commonly used for curve fitting.
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Origin of curve fitting
First recorded in 1920–25
OTHER WORDS FROM curve fittingcurve-fitting, adjective
Words nearby curve fitting
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Example sentences from the Web for curve fitting
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.