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the degree of peakedness or flatness of a probability distribution, relative to the normal distribution with the same variance. See illustration.
Kurtosis. From Dorland's, 2000.
The extent to which a unimodal distribution is peaked.
[G., an arching]
the degree of peakedness or flatness of a probability distribution relative to the normal distribution with the same variance.
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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Thus, the longer the block of days measured for market returns, the closer the empirical distributions of the countries under study approximated a symmetrical and mesokurtic
Distributions with zero kurtosis are called mesokurtic
; for example, the normal distribution is mesokurtic
for all values of the scale [sigma].
In this sense, the normal distribution is symmetric and mesokurtic
A distribution that is not overly flat or peaked is said to be mesokurtic
Also, the distribution is somewhat peaked or mesokurtic
Results for the remaining scales fitted to the normal distribution to a great extent, because the skewness value ranged between [+ or -] 1, and regarding to kurtosis, presented values closed to 0 and a mesokurtic