# bell curve

bell curve
noun
: a bell-shaped curve ;

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bell curve UK US noun [countable] [singular bell curve plural bell curves] maths
a line on a graph that is curved like a bell in the middle
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bell curve,
Statistics. a bell-shaped curve; normal curve.

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n. Mathematics a graph of a normal (Gaussian) distribution, with a large rounded peak tapering away at each end

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ˈbell curve 7 [bell curve] (mathematics)
a line on a ↑graph that rises to a high round curve in the middle, showing ↑normal distribution

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