bell-shaped curve


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bell-shaped curve

[¦bel ¦shāpt ′kərv]
(statistics)
The curve representing a continuous frequency distribution with a shape having the overall curvature of the vertical cross section of a bell; usually applied to the normal distribution.
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The distribution histogram of A-C in women shows a multimodal histogram contrary to the men's graph, which is a bell-shaped curve (Figure 3).
It wasn't until I started to get proficient at scoring bucks on the hoof and understood how they fit on the bell-shaped curve that I realized a lot of older bucks don't come close to the Boone and Crockett Club's minimum score.
If the bell-shaped curve held true, the bulk of coffee would fall into the average, or mediocre category, with a very small percentage of "bad ccoffee" at the bottom of scale.
Within the broader bell-shaped curve of Democrats, Rep.
Unfortunately, as expected, the bell-shaped curve for some centers is more adversely skewed than it is for others, with unacceptable economic and patient care consequences for everyone.
However, not every bell-shaped curve is a normal distribution.
Managers of large groups also have to assign these scores according to a bell-shaped curve, he adds, so that about 40% of Microsoft employees receive scores around the 3.
During my argument, I drew a very simple bell-shaped curve on the drawing board.
One graphic result of a process-capability study is a bell-shaped curve, familiar to anyone who has been exposed to SPC (see chart on facing page).
Most are married couples and statistically follow a bell-shaped curve of older and younger Jews, Prum Hess said.
This can be depicted on a graph as a bell-shaped curve.