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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Such predictive models are based on the bell-curve distribution.
For if you apply an IQ test to a population that the test was not designed specifically for, most people will either do very badly or very well; they will not perform in a way that produces a bell-curve distribution.
"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."