least squares definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Statistics a way of identifying the bend that best describes the relationship between expected and noticed units of data by minimizing the amounts of the squares of deviation between noticed and expected values.
  • noun:
    • a way of installing a curve to data things in order to reduce the sum of the squares of the distances of points from the curve

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