# kurtosis

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Related to Excess kurtosis: platykurtic, leptokurtic, Curtosis

## kurtosis

[ker-to´sis]the degree of peakedness or flatness of a probability distribution, relative to the normal distribution with the same variance. See illustration.

## kur·to·sis

(kŭr-tō'sis),The extent to which a unimodal distribution is peaked.

[G., an arching]

## kurtosis

[kerto′sis]

the degree of peakedness or flatness of a probability distribution relative to the normal distribution with the same variance.

## kurtosis

the quality of peakedness in a unimodal distribution. Abnormalities are leptokurtosis where values are clustered about the mean and the tails of the curve, and platykurtosis where the clustering produces a plateau-shaped curve.

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