Business / Finance / Log-Linear Least-Squares Method: A statistical technique for fitting a curve to a set of data points. One of the variables is transformed by taking its logarithm, and then a straight line is fitted to the transformed set of data poin MORE

Science / Tides and Currents / Apparent Secular Trend: The non-periodic tendency of sea level to rise, fall, or remain stationary with time. Technically, it is frequently defined as the slope of a least-squares line of regression through a relatively long MORE

Science / Spiders / Wiener Filtration: application of the Wiener filter, designed to restore a signal in the presence of noise in an optimal way, in the least-square sense. MORE

Science / Astrology / Focal Point: Any point in a horoscope where several influences converge or disperse, such as the position of the squared planet in a T-square formation, the action point in a yod, the handle of a bucket, etc. See MORE

Science / Astrology / Cosmic Cross: An old term for a T-square, sometimes applied to a grand square (grand cross). MORE