skewness (ˈskjuːnɪs) | |
—n | |
1. | the quality or condition of being skew |
2. | statistics See kurtosis 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 |