# Bell curve

**Bell curve**can refer to:*

Normal distribution , whose density function graph is a bell-shaped curve

* "The Bell Curve ", a book by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray

*Bell curve grading , a method of evaluating scholastic performance.

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**bell curve**— ➔ curve * * * bell curve UK US noun [C] GRAPHS & CHARTS ► a line on a graph that is shaped like a bell: »The graph tracked a bell curve: fast growth for suppliers for 3 years, leveling off for the next 5 years, and then a steep dive … Financial and business terms**bell curve**— bell′ curve n. sta a frequency distribution in statistics that resembles the outline of a bell when plotted on a graph Also called bell shaped curve … From formal English to slang**bell curve**— n. Statistics a curve resembling the outline of a flared bell, usually representing a normal distribution * * * … Universalium**bell curve**— n. Statistics a curve resembling the outline of a flared bell, usually representing a normal distribution … English World dictionary**bell curve**— noun : a bell shaped curve ; specifically : normal curve * * * bell curve UK US noun [countable] [singular bell curve plural … Useful english dictionary**Bell Curve**— The most common type of distribution for a variable. The term bell curve comes from the fact that the graph used to depict a normal distribution consists of a bell shaped line. The bell curve is also known as a normal distribution. The bell curve … Investment dictionary**bell curve**— UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bell curve : singular bell curve plural bell curves maths a line on a graph that is curved like a bell in the middle … English dictionary**bell curve**— noun In mathematics, the bell shaped curve that is typical of the normal distribution. Syn: Gaussian curve … Wiktionary**bell curve**— /ˈbɛl kɜv/ (say bel kerv) noun (in statistics) a frequency curve which resembles the shape of a bell; normal curve … Australian English dictionary**bell curve.**— See bell shaped curve. * * * … Universalium