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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Some challenges remain, such as QoS, roaming across different wireless platforms, and the relatively short range of WiFi signals, but with vendors currently addressing these issues, it is likely we'll be at the foot of the adoption bell-curve by mid-2006," said Richard Webb of Infonetics Research, author of the report.
We found what you might expect statistically with such large numbers of patients: each group had a bell-curve distribution of complaints with the mildest and most severe cases on either end.
As time goes on, this bell-curve distribution becomes flatter and flatter until the crowd of walkers is evenly dispersed from the starting point, like the dye in the water bucket.
Shermer tries, of course, to dissuade his fellow test takers from believing that any results above chance indicate ESP by explaining bell-curve probability distributions.