skewness

[ skyoo-nis ]
/ ˈskyu nɪs /

noun Statistics.

asymmetry in a frequency distribution.
a measure of such asymmetry.

Origin of skewness

First recorded in 1890–95; skew + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for skewness

skewness

/ (ˈskjuːnɪs) /

noun

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 = 0See kurtosis

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