**bell-shaped curve** — or bell curve [bel′shāpt΄] n. BELL CURVE … English World dictionary

**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

**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