a frequency curve that resembles the outline of a bell, as the normal curve.
A symmetrical bell-shaped curve that represents the distribution of values, frequencies, or probabilities of a set of data. It slopes downward from a point in the middle corresponding to the mean value, or the maximum probability. Data that reflect the aggregate outcome of large numbers of unrelated events tend to result in bell curve distributions. ◇ The Gaussian or normal distribution is a mathematically well-defined bell curve used in statistics and in science generally.
any of numerous plants of the genus Campanula, having usually bell-shaped flowers and including many species cultivated as ornamentals. Compare bellflower family. any of various other plants having bell-shaped flowers. a city in SW California, near Los Angeles. Contemporary Examples The Year’s Most Explosive Film Marlow Stern August 4, 2011 The Yes List August 4, […]
- Bell frog
any of several tree frogs having a bell-like call.
- Bell gardens
a town in SW California, near Los Angeles. Contemporary Examples He Bullies Kids and Calls It News Brandy Zadrozny June 25, 2014 He Bullies Kids and Calls It News Brandy Zadrozny June 25, 2014
- Bell glass
bell jar. a bell-shaped glass jar or cover for protecting delicate instruments, bric-a-brac, or the like, or for containing gases or a vacuum in chemical experiments. Historical Examples The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise M. E. Hard The Preservation of Antiquities Friedrich Rathgen The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science Thomas Troward A Guide to the Scientific […]