normal curve

[ nawr-muhl kurv ]
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  1. a bell curve showing a particular distribution of probability over the values of a random variable.

Origin of normal curve

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for normal curve

normal curve

  1. 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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