DEGREES OF FREEDOM By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. Number of elements free to vary in a statistical calculation. See chi-square distribution. 2. Motor control. The joints and muscles that move to produce a movement. DEGREES OF FREEDOM: "Joe had a degree of freedom with his movements." Related Psychology Terms KINESTHETIC RECEPTOR F DISTRIBUTION SOMATOTOPIC ORGANIZATION T DISTRIBUTION ASSYMPTOTIC NORMALITY KINESTHESIS MOTOR PROGRAM NONCCNTRAL CHI-SQUARE DISTRIBUTION EYE MUSCLES 1 (EXTRINSIC EYE MUSCLES) BAYESIAN APPROACH Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEGREES OF FREEDOM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/degrees-of-freedom/ (accessed January 28, 2021).