Inverted bell

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The inverted bell is a metaphorical name for a geometric shape that resembles a bell upside-down.

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In architecture, the term is applied to describe the shape of the capitals of Corinthian columns.

The inverted bell is used in shape classification in pottery,[1] often featured in archaeology as well as in modern times.

In statistics, a bimodial distribution is sometimes called an inverted bell curve.


  1. ^ "Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles: Identification & Value Guide" (2002), ISBN 1-57432-277-X