goodness of fit

noun phrase

Definition of goodness of fit

: the conformity between an experimental result and theoretical expectation or between data and an approximating curve

First Known Use of goodness of fit

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Goodness of fit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goodness%20of%20fit. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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