lognormal

adjective
log·​nor·​mal | \ ˌlȯg-ˈnȯr-məl How to pronounce lognormal (audio) , ˌläg-\

Definition of lognormal

: relating to or being a normal distribution that is the distribution of the logarithm of a random variable also : relating to or being such a random variable

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Other Words from lognormal

lognormality \ ˌlȯg-​nȯr-​ˈma-​lə-​tē How to pronounce lognormality (audio) , ˌläg-​ \ noun
lognormally \ ˌlȯg-​ˈnȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce lognormally (audio) , ˌläg-​ \ adverb

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In experiments in which the trigger for a cancer’s development is known, the length of time for symptoms to appear falls along a lognormal distribution, rather than a bell curve. Quanta Magazine, "Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lognormal

1945, in the meaning defined above

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