curve fitting

noun

Definition of curve fitting 

: the empirical determination of a curve or function that approximates a set of data

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But both types of walks have nice curve fits with the increasing distance with step size to the power of 0.4975 and the SAW increasing at a power of 0.4688. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "What Random Walks in Multiple Dimensions Teach You About Life," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of curve fitting

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curve fitting was in 1902

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