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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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.
Within the broader bell-shaped curve of Democrats, Rep.
Unfortunately, as expected, the bell-shaped curve for some centers is more adversely skewed than it is for others, with unacceptable economic and patient care consequences for everyone.
Antibody-dependent enhancement in FIPV demonstrates a bell-shaped curve with increasing dilutions; maximal enhancement occurs at subneutralizing titers (34).
The average age of menopause is 51 years, and [bone mineral density] at that age follows a bell-shaped curve of distribution.
However, not every bell-shaped curve is a normal distribution.
Since norm-referenced test scores are based on a bell-shaped curve, 50% of the students who take the test fall below average and 50% fall above.
We generally advise clients to stay in the middle of the bell-shaped curve as much as they can.
The classic bell-shaped curve is more accurately described as flat-top bell-shaped.
Managers of large groups also have to assign these scores according to a bell-shaped curve, he adds, so that about 40% of Microsoft employees receive scores around the 3.
During my argument, I drew a very simple bell-shaped curve on the drawing board.