Definition of kurtosis in English:

kurtosis

Line breaks: kur|tosis
Pronunciation: /kəːˈtəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Statistics
  • The sharpness of the peak of a frequency-distribution curve.
    More example sentences
    • Skewness was not detected in these distributions, but kurtosis was in two of them.
    • The kurtosis of the movement distributions was also estimated for each species.
    • Data were tested for normality using normal probability plots and tests of skewness and kurtosis.

Origin

early 20th century: from Greek kurtōsis 'a bulging', from kurtos 'bulging, convex'.

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