
Definition of Normal curve
1. Noun. A symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution.
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Normal Curve
Literary usage of Normal curve
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Introduction to the Theory of Statistics by George Udny Yule (1919)
"Deduction of tlie normal curve as a limit to the symmetrical binomial—1011. ...
The table of areas of the normal curve and its use—17. ..."
2. Income in the United States, Its Amount and Distribution, 19091919 by National Bureau of Economic Research, Wesley Clair Mitchell, Willford Isbell King, Frederick Robertson Macaulay, Oswald Whitman Knauth (1922)
"However, after examination and consideration, he felt strongly that the normal
curve of error could not possibly be used. He became convinced that the ..."
3. Income in the United States, Its Amount and Distribution, 19091919 by National Bureau of Economic Research, Wesley Clair Mitchell, Willford Isbell King, Frederick Robertson Macaulay, Oswald Whitman Knauth (1922)
"However, after examination and consideration, he felt strongly that the normal
curve of error could not possibly be used. He became convinced that the ..."
4. Statistical Methods Applied to Education: A Textbook for Students of by Harold Ordway Rugg (1917)
"How may the normal curve be used to determine the number or proportion of the
... Haw to plot the normal curve To plot or graph a curve we need the equation ..."
5. Natural Inheritance by Francis Galton (1889)
"normal curve of Distribution.—Comparison of the observed with the normal curve.—The
value of a single Deviation at a known Grade determines a Normal Scheme ..."
6. Statistical Methods: With Special Reference to Biological Variation by Charles Benedict Davenport (1904)
"normal curve. Type II. Type I. An important relation to be referred to later is 2
... THE normal curve. The normal curve is symmetrical about the mode; ..."
7. Manual of Coal and Its Topography: Illustrated by Original Drawings, Chiefly by J. Peter Lesley (1856)
"But this is the normal curve of water waves ; especially of waves of ... Yet if
the "normal curve" could be established in connection with all our ..."
8. Normal School Education and Efficiency in Teaching by Junius Lathrop Meriam (1906)
"(3) The normal curve of distribution should serve as the standard. This normal
course, as pointed out earlier, means simply—that, under normal conditions, ..."