lognormal

adjective

log·​nor·​mal ˌlȯg-ˈnȯr-məl How to pronounce lognormal (audio)
ˌläg-
: 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
lognormality noun
lognormally adverb

Examples of lognormal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 1 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lognormal was in 1945

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“Lognormal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lognormal. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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