# bell-shaped curve

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

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/bel"shaypt'/, Statistics.
a frequency curve that resembles the outline of a bell, as the normal curve. Also called bell curve.

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bell-shaped curve,
Statistics. a curve representing a symmetrical frequency distribution; normal curve.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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