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normal distribution

 

Definition: a specific bell-shaped frequency distribution commonly assumed by statisticians to represent the infinite population of measurements from which a sample has been drawn; characterized by two parameters, the mean (x) and the standard deviation (s), in the equation:

Synonym(s): gaussian curve, gaussian distribution

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