normal curve


noun Statistics.

a bell-shaped curve showing a particular distribution of probability over the values of a random variable.Also called Gaussian curve, probability curve.

Origin of normal curve

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for normal curve

normal curve

noun

statistics a symmetrical bell-shaped curve representing the probability density function of a normal distribution. The area of a vertical section of the curve represents the probability that the random variable lies between the values which delimit the section

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