having a convex shape that resembles a bell
Similar to: ↑convex, ↑bulging

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ \ adjective
: relating to, being, or approximating a normal curve or a normal distribution

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bellˈ-shaped adjective
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Main Entry:bell

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bell-shaped «BEHL SHAYPT», adjective.
shaped like a bell, or like a cup flaring more or less at the rim.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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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

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