logistic curve

noun

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

Examples of logistic curve in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The logistic curve fitted on a five-year average of these numbers is still in its very early stages, which makes the pattern so far indistinguishable from the exponential pattern mentioned earlier. Theodore Modis, Scientific American, 28 Aug. 2023 The idea here is simple; the rate of conversion is proportional to the number of converts, and the result is a logistic curve over time. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2012

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of logistic curve was in 1928

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“Logistic curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/logistic%20curve. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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