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?
Now that we know the bell-shaped curve isn't always the right way to think about a particular problem, process, or operation, we can begin to design around it, and maybe take advantage of it," Granick said.
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.
Moorish touches include rounded arches, bell-shaped pinnacles, and intricately carved columns.
Completed in 1738, it was one of the great masterpieces of Baroque church architecture, its bell-shaped stone dome dominating Dresden's skyline.
has resurrected the clever bell-shaped beurrier used in 16th-century France to prevent butter from spoiling while keeping it creamy and aromatically delicious.
And more than 15,000 people took to the streets to see the return of the bell-shaped dome to the city skyline, 60 years after Allied bombs destroyed it.
The Belgian scientist Adolphe Quetelet had shown that the chest sizes of Scottish soldiers followed a statistical bell-shaped curve.
also commercialized its first corrugator-formed part in 1989--a small ribbed, bell-shaped dust cover for shock absorbers, made on a Cullum corrugator.
Medium-sized, bell-shaped leaves are the backdrop for these flowers.
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.