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smooth

1. (of the skin) free from hair
2. not harsh or astringent
3. Maths (of a curve) differentiable at every point
4. Physics (of a plane, surface, etc.) regarded as being frictionless
5. Tennis squash badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form a continuous line

smooth

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(oceanography)
Comparatively calm water between heavy seas.
(statistics)
To modify a sequential set of numerical data items in a manner designed to reduce the differences in value between adjacent items.
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A filter number of 10 provided the most appropriate map of smoothed incidence rates (Figure 2d).
The importance of such smoothed schedules can be better appreciated if the entire manufacturing planning and control system is envisioned as a series of filters.
For example, the surface of a box can be smoothed out in a reasonable way that transforms it into a sphere.