# Gaussian distribution

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## Gauss·i·an distribution

(gou′sē-ən)*n.*

See normal distribution.

[After Karl Friedrich

**Gauss**.]## Gaussian distribution

*n*

(Statistics) another name for normal distribution

## nor′mal distribu′tion

*n.*

a theoretical frequency distribution represented by a normal curve. Also called

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Noun | 1. | Gaussian distribution - a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variancedistribution, statistical distribution - (statistics) an arrangement of values of a variable showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence 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 |

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