normal curve


normal curve
noun
a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
Topics: ↑statistics
Hypernyms: ↑curve, ↑curved shape

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noun
: a bell-shaped curve representing a Gaussian distribution (as of random error)

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Statistics.
a bell-shaped curve showing a particular distribution of probability over the values of a random variable. Also called Gaussian curve, probability curve. Compare illus. under bell-shaped curve.
[1890-95]

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normal curve or normal distribution,
Statistics. a bell-shaped curve which represents theoretical frequency distribution, as of a series of chance happenings or occurrences of human characteristics; probability curve; Gaussian curve.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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