kurtosis

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From Ancient Greek κύρτωσις (kúrtōsis, bulging, convexity), from κυρτός (kurtós, bulging).

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kurtosis (plural kurtoses)

  1. (statistics) A measure of "peakedness" of a probability distribution, defined as the fourth cumulant divided by the square of the variance of the probability distribution.

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