Gaussian

adjective
Gauss·​ian | \ ˈgau̇-sē-ən How to pronounce Gaussian (audio) \

Definition of Gaussian

: being or having the shape of a normal curve or a normal distribution

First Known Use of Gaussian

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gaussian

Karl F. Gauss

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The first known use of Gaussian was in 1905

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“Gaussian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaussian?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=g&file=gaussi01. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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