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bell curve

n.
The typically symmetrical curve of a normal distribution, resembling the profile of a bell. Also called bell-shaped curve, normal curve.

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n.
a frequency distribution in statistics that resembles the outline of a bell when plotted on a graph. Also called bell-shaped curve.
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bell curve
graph showing the distribution of a set of test scores where the average grade was a C

bell curve

A symmetrical bell-shaped curve that represents the typical distribution and frequency of the values of a set of random data. It slopes downward from a point in the middle corresponding to the mean.
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This is because markets are social beasts unto themselves and the crowd behavior of 100 or 1 million investors and traders can create randomness that makes bell curves much more flat and wide.
But it would have been more beneficial if a chapter specifically dedicated to network analysis could have been added and another one focusing on new tools like S Curves, Bell curves, application of theory of constraints (critical chain) etc.
Test preparation is an imperative for educational success in a society fixated on test taking," says Akil Bello, co-founder and vice president of educational development for Bell Curves L.
That, as opposed to trying to shift the production attributes and bell curves of an entire population by shooting at mill-run averages as has been done traditionally.
Orlando Patterson, a Harvard University professor of sociology, in a chapter titled "For Whom the Bell Curves," writes "Something is dreadfully wrong with the culture of black America; we know what its causes were, but to spend more time arguing over who is to be blamed is to blow one's flute while the city burns.
Perhaps if our society were more of a multicultural one, the Bell Curve would be ignored as the off-the-wall rantings of some retrograde thinkers.