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skewness

[skyoo-nis] /ˈskyu nɪs/
noun, Statistics.
1.
asymmetry in a frequency distribution.
2.
a measure of such asymmetry.
Origin of skewness
1890-1895
1890-95; skew + -ness
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British Dictionary definitions for skewness

skewness

/ˈskjuːnɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or condition of being skew
2.
(statistics) a measure of the symmetry of a distribution around its mean, esp the statistic B1 = m3/(m2)3/2, where m2 and m3 are respectively the second and third moments of the distribution around the mean. In a normal distribution, B1 = 0 See kurtosis
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Word Origin and History for skewness
n.

1877, from skew + -ness.

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