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- (of a frequency distribution) being more concentrated about the mean than the corresponding normal distribution.
- (of a frequency distribution curve) having a high, narrow concentration about the mode.
Origin of leptokurtic
+ irregular transliteration of Greek kyrt(ós
) swelling + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for leptokurtic
- statistics (of a distribution) having kurtosis B 2 greater than 3, more heavily concentrated about the mean than a normal distributionCompare platykurtic, mesokurtic
C20: from lepto- + Greek kurtos arched, bulging + -ic
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