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jackknifing

General Crossword Questions for “jackknifing”

  • Losing control (of an articulated lorry)

Encyclopedia

  • Jackknifing means the accidental folding of an articulated vehicle (such as one towing a trailer) such that it resembles the acute angle of a folding pocket knife. If a vehicle towing a trailer skids, the trailer can push it from behind until it spins round and faces backwards. — “Jackknifing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Both methods, the bootstrap and the jackknife estimate the variability of a statistic from the variability of that statistic such as the delete-m jackknife, overcome this problem for the medians. — “Resampling (statistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • I fixed the phrasing of this article, but I'm not familiar with the details of a truck jackknifing so I didn't change any of the actual content. There are still some things that seem awkwardly phrased. It would be nice if someone with more knowledge could fix them. — “Talk:Jackknifing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

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