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non-Gaussian

(NG)
(something requiring adjustment from the gaussian function)

Non-Gaussian (NG) indicates divergence from the Gaussian function. The cosmic microwave background, for example is approximately gaussian, but at some level of detail, may diverge. This is currently expected, as a consequence of inflation and as an explanation for the development of gas clouds, galaxy clusters, etc. This is known as primordial non-Gaussianity.


(mathematics)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-Gaussianity
https://arxiv.org/abs/1411.700

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