ofmáta

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From of- (too, excessively) +‎ máta (to try on, to see whether something fits).

VerbEdit

ofmáta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative ofmátaði, supine ofmátað)

  1. (statistics) to overfit; (use a statistical model that has too many parameters relative to the size of the sample leading to a good fit with the sample data but a poor fit with new data)