- adjectivehaving a convex shape that resembles a bell
* * *\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ \ adjective: relating to, being, or approximating a normal curve or a normal distribution
* * *bellˈ-shaped adjective• • •Main Entry: ↑bell
* * *bell-shaped «BEHL SHAYPT», adjective.shaped like a bell, or like a cup flaring more or less at the rim.
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Bell-shaped — ( sh[=a]pt ), a. Having the shape of a wide mouthed bell; campanulate. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bell-shaped — adj. Bell shaped is used with these nouns: ↑flower … Collocations dictionary
bell-shaped — adjective Date: 1757 1. shaped like a bell 2. relating to or being a normal curve or a normal distribution … New Collegiate Dictionary
bell-shaped — adjective Having a shape or cross section like the cross section of a bell … Wiktionary
bell shaped — see campanulate … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
bell-shaped — a. (Bot.) Campanulate … New dictionary of synonyms
bell-shaped curve — or bell curve [bel′shāpt΄] n. BELL CURVE … English World dictionary
bell-shaped curve — bell′ shaped curve′ n. sta bell curve … From formal English to slang
bell-shaped curve — noun a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution • Syn: ↑normal curve, ↑Gaussian curve, ↑Gaussian shape • Topics: ↑statistics • Hypernyms: ↑curve, ↑curved shape … Useful english dictionary
bell-shaped curve — /bel shaypt /, Statistics. a frequency curve that resembles the outline of a bell, as the normal curve. Also called bell curve. * * * … Universalium