degree of freedom
Date: 1867 1. any of a limited number of ways in which a body may move or in which a dynamic system may change 2. one of the capabilities of a statistic for variation of which there are as many as the number of unrestricted and independent variables determining its value

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  • degree of freedom — degree′ of free′dom n. 1) sta any of the statistically independent values of a sample that are used to determine a property of the sample, as the mean or variance 2) sta chem. any of the independent variables required to specify the energy of a… …   From formal English to slang

  • degree of freedom — 1. Statistics. any of the statistically independent values of a sample that are used to determine a property of the sample, as the mean or variance. 2. Physical Chem. any of the independent variables required to specify the energy of a molecule… …   Universalium

  • degree of freedom — noun a) Any of the coordinates, a minimum number of which are needed to specify the motion of a mechanical system b) Any of the independent variables required to specify the thermodynamic state of a system containing components and phases …   Wiktionary

  • degree of freedom — noun 1. Statistics the number of independent random variables that together make up a statistic. 2. a. Mechanics the number of independent ways a body can be displaced. b. Physics the number of independent ways in which a molecule can possess… …   Australian English dictionary

  • degree of freedom — noun technical each of a set of independent ways in which a system can change, in particular any of the directions in which motion is possible …   English new terms dictionary

  • degree of freedom — noun 1. (statistics) an unrestricted variable in a frequency distribution (Freq. 1) • Topics: ↑statistics • Hypernyms: ↑variable, ↑variable quantity 2. one of the minimum number of parameters needed to describe the state of a physical system …   Useful english dictionary

  • oscillational degree of freedom — svyravimų laisvės laipsnis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. oscillational degree of freedom; vibrational degree of freedom vok. Schwingungsfreiheitsgrad, m rus. колебательная степень свободы, f pranc. degré de liberté oscillatoire, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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