Lorenz curve


Lo·​renz curve
: a curve formed by plotting the cumulative distribution of the amount of a variable against the cumulative frequency distribution of the individuals having the amount (as for indicating the degree of concentration of salary income among a number of individuals)

Word History


probably after Charlotte Lorenz, born 1895 German statistician

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“Lorenz curve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lorenz%20curve. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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