n. in statistics, refers to the classic curve obtained from plotting the graph of a normal distribution. This curve is characterized by a large, rounded peak above, which tapers off on both sides below, thus, resembling a bell. Also called bell-shaped curve.

BELL CURVE: "The bell curve is a statistical representation of what a normal distribution looks like."

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