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logistic curve

Line breaks: lo¦gis|tic curve

Definition of logistic curve in English:

noun

Statistics
A sigmoid curve used in population studies which increases exponentially for small values of the variable, and approaches a constant value asymptotically for large values.
Example sentences
  • He studied the Verhulst equation and the logistic curve.
  • In evolutionary biology, a question of how a population evolves on a logistic curve is determined by how selection acts on the growth and by the local geometry of the curve itself.
  • A least-squares approach was used to fit diameter growth with the logistic curve for each genotype.

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