leptokurtic

[ lep-tuh-kur-tik ]
/ ˌlɛp təˈkɜr tɪk /

adjective Statistics.

(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.

Nearby words

  1. leptocephaly,
  2. leptocercal,
  3. leptocyte,
  4. leptocytosis,
  5. leptodactylous,
  6. leptokurtosis,
  7. leptomeninges,
  8. leptomeningitis,
  9. leptomonad,
  10. leptomonas

Compare platykurtic. See also kurtosis.

Origin of leptokurtic

1900–05; lepto- + irregular transliteration of Greek kyrt(ós) swelling + -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for leptokurtic

leptokurtic

/ (ˌlɛptəʊˈkɜːtɪk) /

adjective

statistics (of a distribution) having kurtosis B 2 greater than 3, more heavily concentrated about the mean than a normal distributionCompare platykurtic, mesokurtic

Word Origin for leptokurtic

C20: from lepto- + Greek kurtos arched, bulging + -ic

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