# bell-shaped curve

__noun__a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution•__Syn__: ↑normal curve, ↑Gaussian curve, ↑Gaussian shape•__Topics__: ↑statistics•__Hypernyms__: ↑curve, ↑curved shape* * *

/bel"shaypt'/,*Statistics.*a frequency curve that resembles the outline of a bell, as the normal curve. Also called**bell curve**.* * *

**bell-shaped curve**,__Statistics.__a curve representing a symmetrical frequency distribution; normal curve.

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**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**— /bel shaypt /, Statistics. a frequency curve that resembles the outline of a bell, as the normal curve. Also called bell curve. * * * … Universalium**bell-shaped curve**— the curve of the probability density function of the normal distribution (q.v.) … Medical dictionary**bell-shaped**— adjective having a convex shape that resembles a bell • Similar to: ↑convex, ↑bulging * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective : relating to, being, or approximating a normal curve or a normal distribution * * * bellˈ shaped adjective • • • Ma … Useful english 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 curve**— can refer to:* Normal distribution, whose density function graph is a bell shaped curve * The Bell Curve , a book by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray * Bell curve grading, a method of evaluating scholastic performance … Wikipedia**bell curve**— bell′ curve n. sta a frequency distribution in statistics that resembles the outline of a bell when plotted on a graph Also called bell shaped curve … From formal English to slang**bell-shapedcurve**— bell shaped curve (bĕlʹshāpt ) n. Variant of bell curve. * * * … Universalium**bell curve**— noun : a bell shaped curve ; specifically : normal curve * * * bell curve UK US noun [countable] [singular bell curve plural … Useful english dictionary