normal curve


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to normal curve: standard deviation

normal curve

normal curve

n
(Statistics) statistics a symmetrical bell-shaped curve representing the probability density function of a normal distribution. The area of a vertical section of the curve represents the probability that the random variable lies between the values which delimit the section

nor′mal curve′


n.
a bell-shaped curve showing a particular distribution of probability over the values of a random variable.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.normal curve - a symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
References in periodicals archive ?
Cp and Pp give us predictions based on a sample of how our population will behave in the far tails of the normal curve.
Dr Fayemi told newsmen in his Isan-Ekiti home in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State, that 'what we are witnessing is just a normal curve in the life of any administration,' saying 'we will get over it and move on, but largely, President has not disappointed Nigerians.
A normal curve looks like a bell, which is why it is called a bell-shaped curve.
The CS said the results are showing a normal curve as reforms in the exam system are entrenched.
These findings suggest that the DIS has adequate levels of internal consistency, with score distributions not differing significantly from what would be expected under the normal curve.
A standard deviation calculates where on that normal curve one would expect a given score to fall.
Yet the normal curve may actually start earlier than those ages for U.
By the classification of minimal degree surfaces either F is a cone over a rational normal curve of [P.
Dan Dicker, trader and prognosticator on various business shows and blogs, says to watch the depth of the market's contango, which is when a futures contract's back months are selling at a higher price to the front month, and the normal curve of the market due to basic storage costs of commodities.
That means that given a normal curve, 68 percent of the time, the annual average return of the PSEi would have fallen within minus 26.
n] are geodesic torsion, normal curvatures of the parameter curves and the normal curve, respectively.