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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lognormality \ ˌlȯg-​nȯr-​ˈma-​lə-​tē How to pronounce lognormal (audio) , ˌläg-​ \ noun
lognormally \ ˌlȯg-​ˈnȯr-​mə-​lē How to pronounce lognormal (audio) , ˌläg-​ \ 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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First Known Use of lognormal

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Lognormal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lognormal. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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