Definition of Gaussian distribution in English:

Gaussian distribution

Line breaks: Gauss|ian dis¦tri|bu¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˈgaʊsɪən


  • another term for normal distribution.
    More example sentences
    • In order to solve concrete problems Aleksandrov had to replace the Gaussian geometry of regular surfaces by a much more general theory.
    • The intensity, width, and center of the diffraction peaks were obtained from a fit with a Gaussian bell curve.
    • In a random matrix, the rows and columns are filled with numbers randomly selected from a normal, or Gaussian, distribution.


early 20th century: named after Karl Gauss (see Gauss, Karl Friedrich), who described it.

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