normal curve

noun

Definition of normal curve 

: the symmetrical bell-shaped curve of a normal distribution

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When unemployment shot up from 4.6% in 2007 to 10% in 2009, the normal curve predicted deep deflation. Neel Kashkari, WSJ, "How the Unfettered Fed Flattened the Phillips Curve," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of normal curve

1894, in the meaning defined above

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