Definition of mesokurtic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmezəˈkərtik/ Pronunciation: /ˌmē-/


(Of a frequency distribution or its graphical representation) having the same kurtosis as the normal distribution. Compare with leptokurtic, platykurtic.
Example sentences
  • Using the formula provided in many other textbooks mesokurtic data will return a kurtosis of 3.0
  • More descriptively, platykurtic curves tend to be elongated and flat, leptokurtic appear taller and narrow, and mesokurtic curves tend to be bell-shaped like the normal curve.
  • The mesokurtic distribution for Section C falls in-between these two extremes, showing both a moderate tendency to cluster and a moderate tendency to disperse.



Pronunciation: /ˌmezəkərˈtōsis/ Pronunciation: /ˌmē-/


Early 20th century: from meso- 'middle' + Greek kurtos 'bulging' + -ic.

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Syllabification: mes·o·kur·tic

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