Kurtosis



[kur-toh-sis] /kɜrˈtoʊ sɪs/

noun, Statistics.
1.
the state or quality of flatness or peakedness of the curve describing a frequency distribution in the region about its mode.
/kəˈtəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(statistics) a measure of the concentration of a distribution around its mean, esp the statistic B2 = m4/m2² where m2 and m4 are respectively the second and fourth moment of the distribution around the mean. In a normal distribution B2 = 3 See also platykurtic, mesokurtic, leptokurtic Compare skewness
kurtosis
(kər-tō’sĭs)
The general form or a quantity indicative of the general form of a statistical frequency curve near the mean of the distribution.

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