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Definition of Least

Least
Least Least, adv. In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
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Least Least, conj. See Lest, conj. [Obs.] --Spenser.
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Least Least, a. [OE. last, lest, AS. l?sast, l?sest, superl. of l?ssa less. See Less, a.] [Used as the superlative of little.] Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space. Note: Least is often used with the, as if a noun. I am the least of the apostles. --1 Cor. xv. 9. At least, or At the least, at the least estimate, consideration, chance, etc.; hence, at any rate; at all events; even. See However. He who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses The tempted with dishonor. --Milton. Upon the mast they saw a young man, at least if he were a man, who sat as on horseback. --Sir P. Sidney. In least, or In the least, in the least degree, manner, etc. ``He that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.' --Luke xvi. 10. Least squares (Math.), a method of deducing from a number of carefully made yet slightly discordant observations of a phenomenon the most probable values of the unknown quantities. Note: It takes as its fundamental principle that the most probable values are those which make the sum of the squares of the residual errors of the observation a minimum.

Meaning of Least from wikipedia

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- Least absolute deviations (LAD), also known as least absolute errors (LAE), least absolute residuals (LAR), or least absolute values (LAV), is a statistical...
- In statistics, generalized least squares (GLS) is a technique for estimating the unknown parameters in a linear regression model when there is a certain...
- The least developed countries (LDCs) are a list of developing countries that, according to the United Nations, exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic...
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