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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

- Least may refer to: Child Less...
- The method of least squares is a standard approach in regression analysis to approximate the solution of overdetermined systems, i.e., sets of equations...
- A least concern (LC) species is a species which has been categorized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as evaluated as not...
- The Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is a list of developing countries that, according to the United Nations, exhibit the lowest indicators of socioeconomic...
- In statistics, ordinary least squares (OLS) is a type of linear least squares method for estimating the unknown parameters in a linear regression model...
- Linear least squares (LLS) is the least squares approximation of linear functions to data. It is a set of formulations for solving statistical problems...
- fields, the principle of least privilege (PoLP), also known as the principle of minimal privilege or the principle of least authority, requires that in...
- In arithmetic and number theory, the least common multiple, lowest common multiple, or smallest common multiple of two integers a and b, usually denoted...
- the least count of a measuring instrument is the smallest change in the measured quantity that can be resolved on the instrument's scale. The least count...
- The least weasel (Mustela nivalis), little weasel, common weasel, or simply weasel in the UK and much of the world, is the smallest member of the genus...
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