Normal Distribution When it refers to a normal distribution, does the term “normal” have the same meaning as in ordinary language? What criterion can be used to determine whether the data depicted in a histogram have a distribution that is approximately a normal distribution? Is this criterion totally objective, or does it involve subjective judgment?
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When referring to a normal distribution, the term normal has a meaning that is different from its meaning in ordinary language.
A normal distribution is characterized by a histogram that is approximately bell-shaped. Determination of whether a histogram is approximately bell-shaped does require some subjective judgment.