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- (of a frequency distribution) less concentrated about the mean than the corresponding normal distribution.
- (of a frequency distribution curve) having a wide, rather flat distribution about the mode.
Origin of platykurtic
(irregular < Greek kyrtós
bulging, swelling) + -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for platykurtic
- statistics (of a distribution) having kurtosis B 2 less than 3, less heavily concentrated about the mean than a normal distributionCompare leptokurtic, mesokurtic
C20: from platy- + Greek kurtos arched, bulging + -ic
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