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Preferred term

Normal Distribution  


  • Continuous frequency distribution of infinite range. Its properties are as follows: 1, continuous, symmetrical distribution with both tails extending to infinity; 2, arithmetic mean, mode, and median identical; and 3, shape completely determined by the mean and standard deviation.

Broader concept(s)


  • Distribution, Normal
  • Gaussian Distribution
  • Normal Distributions

In other languages

  • French

  • Distribution de Gauss
  • Distribution de Laplace-Gauss
  • Distribution gaussienne
  • Distribution normale
  • Loi de Gauss
  • Loi de Laplace et Gauss
  • Loi de Laplace-Gauss
  • Loi gaussienne
  • Loi normale des écarts


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