logistic curve

noun

Definition of logistic curve

: an S-shaped curve that represents an exponential function and is used in mathematical models of growth processes

First Known Use of logistic curve

1928, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About logistic curve

Time Traveler for logistic curve

Time Traveler

The first known use of logistic curve was in 1928

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near logistic curve

logistic

logistic curve

logistician

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for logistic curve

Cite this Entry

“Logistic curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logistic%20curve. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on logistic curve

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about logistic curve

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!