curve fitting

noun

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

Examples of curve fitting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 10 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of curve fitting was in 1902

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“Curve fitting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curve%20fitting. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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