# normal distribution

### noun Statistics.

a theoretical frequency distribution represented by a normal curve.

## Words nearby normal distribution

norma, normal, normal antibody, normal antitoxin, normal curve, normal distribution, normal distribution curve, normal divisor, normal equivalent deviate, normal fault, normal human plasma

## Origin of normal distribution

First recorded in 1895–1900

Also called Gaussian distribution.

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## British Dictionary definitions for normal distribution

normal distribution

### noun

statistics a continuous distribution of a random variable with its mean, median, and mode equal, the probability density function of which is given by (exp- [(x –μ)²/2σ²]/σ√(2π)) where μ is the mean and σ² the varianceAlso called: Gaussian distribution

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## Science definitions for normal distribution

normal distribution

[ nôr′məl ]

A theoretical frequency distribution for a set of variable data, usually represented by a bell-shaped curve symmetrical about the mean.

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