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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
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In this particular case, the resolution of the die skewing problem was a simple correction.
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The office floors are otherwise efficient and straightforward, with regular columns between flat slabs and central servicing, but every corridor has a view opened at its end, by displacing or skewing the fire-stairs.
Due to the continual flexing or skewing of the roller surface, and the increased tension and abrasion exerted by the web on the center of the roller, the roller covering wears more frequently.
The low data skewing and part-to-part performance consistency make them ideal for parallel applications such as high-speed SCSI systems.