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American English: /skju/
British English: /skjuː/

Translation of skew in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (in statistics)
    Example sentences
    • We see in the subsequent section that this fairly small skew from equal frequencies nonetheless yields a substantive potential for ‘nonstandard’ dynamical behavior.
    • If there is no sex-ratio skew among nestlings, data regarding survival of hybrid males and females would be needed to explain the pattern noted by Bronson et al.
    • Although the variable of educational level was normally distributed in the sample, the variable of annual income showed a sharp positive skew.
  • 2on the skew this hat should be worn on the skew
    este sombrero se debe llevar ladeado
    Example sentences
    • The most important effect of the skew in angle is the raised plateau of entrance court created in the eastern corner.


  • 2 (in statistics)
    Example sentences
    • The sample odds ratio is limited at the lower end, since it cannot be negative, but not at the upper end, and so has a skew distribution.
    • Empirical data, however, did not always detect a statistically significant skew toward rare alleles in the allele frequency distribution.

transitive verb

  • 1 (cause to curve)
    Example sentences
    • Pryce did well to block his shot with his legs, but the ball skewed sideways for Mercer to crash it into the empty net.
  • 2 (bias) to be skewed
    estar sesgado
  • 3 (distort)
    presentar de manera sesgada
    Example sentences
    • You can count on us to find the answer, and to convey that information in an insulting, unfair and skewed manner.
    • The Times is not alone for demonstrating again a ‘news judgment’ hopelessly skewed by liberal bias.
    • No-one is suggesting that all science funded by company money is skewed or biased or lacking independence.

intransitive verb

  • to skew off course
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