# linear regression

linear regression
noun
the relation between variables when the regression equation is linear: e.g., y = ax + b
Topics: ↑statistics
Part Meronyms: ↑regression coefficient

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noun
: the process of finding a straight line (as by least squares) that best approximates a set of points on a graph

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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