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

Keep scrolling for more

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

Statistics for logistic curve

Cite this Entry

“Logistic curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logistic%20curve. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on logistic curve

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about logistic curve

Comments on logistic curve

What made you want to look up logistic curve? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!