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degree of freedom

Definition of DEGREE OF FREEDOM

1
:  any of a limited number of ways in which a body may move or in which a dynamic system may change
2
:  one of the capabilities of a statistic for variation of which there are as many as the number of unrestricted and independent variables determining its value

First Known Use of DEGREE OF FREEDOM

1867

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