asymmetry in a frequency distribution.
a measure of such asymmetry.
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How to use skewness in a sentence
In the distribution of the totals for ages, the mode appears plainly at 16, but with an evident skewness toward the upper ages.The High School Failures | Francis P. Obrien
British Dictionary definitions for skewness
the quality or condition of being skew
statistics a measure of the symmetry of a distribution around its mean, esp the statistic B 1 = m 3 / (m 2) 3/2, where m 2 and m 3 are respectively the second and third moments of the distribution around the mean. In a normal distribution, B 1 = 0: See kurtosis
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