Definition of Gaussian curve
1. Noun. A symmetrical curve representing the normal distribution.
Category relationships: Statistics
Generic synonyms: Curve, Curved Shape
Medical Definition of Gaussian curve
1. 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. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Gaussian curve
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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Some empirical curves indicate considerable skewness, others follow the Gaussian curve. President Foster found that 8969 grades in 21 elementary courses for ..."
2. Statistical Averages: A Methodological Study by Franz Zizek, Franz Žižek (1913)
"If statistical series show any regularity at all, it agrees only in very rare exceptions with the normal gaussian curve. As a rule regular conformations of ..."
3. Statistical Averages: A Methodological Study by Franz Žižek (1913)
"As a rule regular conformations of a different kind occur, such as the asymmetrical gaussian curve emphasized by Fechner, or the skew curve of error. ..."
4. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"Its excuse in the case of mental phenomena for a prejudice in favor of this one of an infinity of possible distributions is that the gaussian curve " does ..."
5. Statistical Methods Applied to Education: A Textbook for Students of by Harold Ordway Rugg (1917)
"The continuous curve which does this is known variously as: the probability curve; the curve of error; the normal frequency curve; the gaussian curve, ..."
6. The Psychological Methods of Testing Intelligence by William Stern (1914)
"... the hypothesis that the abilities of a large group of non-selected individuals would be distributed symmetrically in the form of the gaussian curve. ..."
7. The Adjustment of Observations by the Method of Least Squares: With by Thomas Wallace Wright, John Fillmore Hayford (1906)
"The actual curve for a given series may quickly be compared with the Gaussian curve by the use of Table I. The degree of departure from the gaussian curve ..."
8. Deficiency and Delinquency: An Interpretation of Mental Testing by James Burt Miner (1918)
"Pearson believes that "the gaussian curve will be found to describe effectively the distribution of mental excess and defect" for intermediate ages as ..."