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noun 
  1. A graph in the form of boxes of different heights, with each box representing a different value for categorical data.
     
bell curve Tweet Definition of bell curve Like Definition of bell curve on Facebook
noun 
  1. In mathematics, the bell shaped curve that is typical of the normal distribution.
     
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noun (wikipedia, Bias (disambiguation), bias)
(es, -, pl2=biasses)
  1. (countable) (uncountable) inclination towards something; predisposition, partiality, prejudice, preference, predilection
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 4.
    • : nature has pointed out a mixed kind of life as most suitable to the human race, and secretly admonished them to allow none of these biasses to draw too much
      1. (countable) (textile) the diagonal line between warp and weft in a woven fabric
      2. (electronics) a voltage or current applied for example to a transistor electrode
      3. (statistics) the difference between the expectation of the sample estimator and the true population value, which reduces the representativeness of the estimator by systematically distorting it
verb (bias, es)
  1. (transitive) To place bias upon; to influence.
Our prejudices our views.
     
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adjective 
  1. Arranged in two series.
     

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