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Student's t distribution

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noun Statistics.

a bell-shaped probability distribution that is flatter or more stretched out than the normal distribution.

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Also called t distribution.

Origin of Student's t distribution

1925–30; after Student, pseudonym of William Sealy Gosset (1876–1937), English statistician; t represents a random variable in the equation describing this type of distribution
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