Definition of normal distribution in English:

normal distribution


  • A function that represents the distribution of many random variables as a symmetrical bell-shaped graph.

    • ‘For a profession whose statistical underpinnings in empirical research are most comfortably based on normal distributions, this skewed distribution begs investigation.’
    • ‘Two qualities of a normal distribution graph are skinny ‘tails’ and perfect symmetry.’
    • ‘None of the histograms suggest multimodal distributions and tests of normality indicate normal distributions.’
    • ‘All effects were drawn as random effects from normal distributions with appropriate variances.’
    • ‘This specimen was eliminated from the analyses because the normal distribution requirement of the statistical test was not met.’


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