skew

(redirected from cylinder skew)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

skew

(skyū),
In statistics, departure from symmetry of a frequency distribution.

skew

[skyo̅o̅]
Etymology: ME, skewen, to escape
a deviation from a line or symmetric pattern, such as data in a research study that do not follow the expected statistical curve of distribution because of the unwitting introduction of another variable.

skew

(skū) [Middle English skewen, to slip away, escape]
To turn aside, make oblique.
In statistics, to show an asymmetry in a frequency distribution.
Turned aside, asymmetrical, oblique.
A slant or deviation from a straight line.
skewed (skūd), adjective