# bell-shaped distribution

## Definition

### Electronics

- For a random variable, a probability distribution which is
__symmetrical__about the mean__value__, and which continuously diminishes in value until reaching zero at each extreme. It is utilized to determine the probability of the value of the variable falling within a given interval of values, and when graphed has the shape of a symmetrical bell. Various__phenomena__, such as some natural frequencies, have a bell-shaped distribution. Also called normal distribution, or Gaussian distribution.