|Noun||1.||normal distribution - a theoretical distribution with finite mean and variance|
Synonyms: Gaussian distribution
|(statistics)||normal distribution - (Or "Gaussian distribution") The frequency distribution of many natural phenomena such as the height or
intelligence of people of a certain age and sex. The formula
looks something like:|
P(x) = e^(((x-m)/s)^2)
where P(x) is the probability of a measurement x, m is the mean value of x and s is the standard deviation.
Also known as a "bell curve" because of its shape.