Definition of characteristic curve in English:

characteristic curve

Syllabification: char·ac·ter·is·tic curve

noun

  • A graph showing the relationship between two variable but interdependent quantities.
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    • Data were pooled to produce summary receiver operating characteristic curves and summary likelihood ratios for positive and negative test results.
    • Diagnostic accuracy in this context has sometimes been defined with receiver operating characteristic curves and quantified by the area under the curve.
    • If you plot a characteristic curve of the step wedges you will find quite simply that long wavelength light gives a greater gamma than light of short wavelength.

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