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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.
Kurtosis. From Dorland's, 2000.

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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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 distribution.
Distributions with zero kurtosis are called mesokurtic; for example, the normal distribution is mesokurtic for all values of the scale [sigma].
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 tendency.