What is fit?

Some articles on fit, fits:

Lack-of-fit Test
... In statistics, a lack-of-fit test is any of many tests of a null hypothesis that a proposed statistical model fits well ... See Goodness of fit Lack-of-fit sum of squares ...
Staking (manufacturing)
... the process of connecting two components by creating an interference fit between the two pieces ... One workpiece has a hole in it while the other has a boss that fits within the hole ... The boss is undersized so that it is a slip fit ...
List Of Number-one Singles Of 1982 (Ireland)
... Shakin' Stevens 20 February Oh Julie Shakin' Stevens 27 February The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tight Fit 6 March The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tight Fit 13 March The Lion Sleeps Tonight Tight ...
Luigi Rosselli - Selected Commercial Projects
1986 Leo Schofield's offices fitout 1988 Frank Moore Shop fit-out, San Francisco, USA 1989 Kerry McGee Fashion Warehouse, Office and Manufacturing premises, Alexandria ...
Lack-of-fit Sum Of Squares
... In statistics, a sum of squares due to lack of fit, or more tersely a lack-of-fit sum of squares, is one of the components of a partition of the sum of squares in an ...

More definitions of "fit":

  • (verb): Provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose.
    Synonyms: equip, fit out, outfit
  • (adj): Meeting adequate standards for a purpose.
    Example: "A fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to"
    Synonyms: fit to, fit for
  • (adj): (usually followed by 'to' or 'for') on the point of or strongly disposed.
    Example: "In no fit state to continue"; "fit to drop"; "laughing fit to burst"; "she was fit to scream"
    Synonyms: primed, set
  • (verb): Insert or adjust several objects or people.
    Example: "Can you fit the toy into the box?"; "This man can't fit himself into our work environment"
  • (noun): A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason).
    Example: "A fit of housecleaning"
    Synonyms: burst
  • (verb): Make fit.
    Example: "Fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"
  • (verb): Conform to some shape or size.
    Example: "How does this shirt fit?"
  • (verb): Make correspond or harmonize.
    Synonyms: match
  • (verb): Satisfy a condition or restriction.
    Synonyms: meet, conform to
  • (verb): Be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired.
    Example: "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
    Synonyms: go
  • (adj): Physically and mentally sound or healthy.
    Example: "Felt relaxed and fit after their holiday"; "keeps fit with diet and exercise"
    Synonyms: healthy
  • (noun): The manner in which something fits.
    Example: "I admired the fit of her coat"
  • (noun): A sudden uncontrollable attack.
    Example: "A fit of coughing"
    Synonyms: paroxysm, convulsion

Famous quotes containing the word fit:

    All parents occasionally have ambivalent feelings toward their children. We love our kids, but there are times when we don’t really like them, or at least we can’t stand what our children are doing. But most of us keep those feelings to ourselves, as if it’s dirty little secret. It doesn’t fit in with our images of what we should do and feel as parents.
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    If the good people in their wisdom shall see fit to keep me in the background, I have been too familiar with disappointments to be very much chagrined.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    ... the time will come when no servant will be hired without a diploma from some training school, and a girl will as much expect to fit herself for house-maid or cook, as for dressmaker or any trade.
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