Meaning of curve fitting in English:

curve fitting

See synonyms for curve fitting

noun

  • The process of determining a curve (or its equation) that, subject to certain conditions, best approximates the distribution of points on a graph or describes most accurately the relation between the variables they represent.

    Curve fitting typically seeks to determine a curve which is such that the distances of the points of the graph from the curve are minimized.

Origin

Late 19th century.