Bell Curve

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Bell Curve

A curve on a chart in which most data points cluster around the median and become less frequent the farther they fall to either side of the median. When plotted on a chart, a bell curve looks roughly like a bell.
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Chances are you always thought a fully mature buck was almost always on the right side of the bell-shaped curve, right?
If the bell-shaped curve held true, the bulk of coffee would fall into the average, or mediocre category, with a very small percentage of "bad ccoffee" at the bottom of scale.
After a softened stick is packed firmly in the bell-shaped cup of the lid, it is placed back upside down into the base, which contains a small amount of cold water.
A film (shown on DVD) documenting the 1971 performance Bodyshells introduced the playfulness that ran through Bucher's subsequent explorations of the boundaries between the individual body and its surroundings: Large, bell-shaped foam sculptures on Venice Beach forced the performers to hop and circle around each other in slow motion.
Its bell-shaped flowers of red to pink, and occasionally white, appear from now until late-spring.
We believe the bell-shaped hammer has more casting weight in the hitting area.
High-speed control functions include bell-shaped acceleration/deceleration, in-position width switching for rapid traverse/cutting feed, and rapid-traverse overlapping.
The huge bell-shaped flowers are a wonderful shade of subtle purple and the petals are mottled in a checkerboard design.
2] It has a narrow upper portion in the internal frontal ostium and a lower bell-shaped end in continuity with the anterior ethmoid sinus wall.
In contrast, the space shuttle's engines, which fire hot gases inside a bell-shaped nozzle, don't work as well near ground level.
The spectrum of a group of atoms, however, spreads into a bell-shaped curve, because the speeds of individual atoms vary.
There was absolutely no bell-shaped curve in 1994," Says Broadview managing director Alec Ellison; instead, acquisition prices last year were scattered across a wide range of valuations.