— ➔ curve * * * bell curve UK US noun [C] GRAPHS & CHARTS ► a line on a graph that is shaped like a bell: »The graph tracked a bell curve: fast growth for suppliers for 3 years, leveling off for the next 5 years, and then a steep dive … Financial and business terms

**Bell curve** — can refer to:* Normal distribution, whose density function graph is a bell shaped curve * The Bell Curve , a book by Richard J. Herrnstein and Charles Murray * Bell curve grading, a method of evaluating scholastic performance … Wikipedia

**bell curve** — bell′ curve n. sta a frequency distribution in statistics that resembles the outline of a bell when plotted on a graph Also called bell shaped curve … From formal English to slang

**bell curve** — n. Statistics a curve resembling the outline of a flared bell, usually representing a normal distribution * * * … Universalium

**bell curve** — n. Statistics a curve resembling the outline of a flared bell, usually representing a normal distribution … English World dictionary

**bell curve** — noun : a bell shaped curve ; specifically : normal curve * * * bell curve UK US noun [countable] [singular bell curve plural … Useful english dictionary

**Bell Curve** — The most common type of distribution for a variable. The term bell curve comes from the fact that the graph used to depict a normal distribution consists of a bell shaped line. The bell curve is also known as a normal distribution. The bell curve … Investment dictionary

**bell curve** — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bell curve : singular bell curve plural bell curves maths a line on a graph that is curved like a bell in the middle … English dictionary

**bell curve** — /ˈbɛl kɜv/ (say bel kerv) noun (in statistics) a frequency curve which resembles the shape of a bell; normal curve … Australian English dictionary

**bell curve.** — See bell shaped curve. * * * … Universalium