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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

kur·to·sis

(kŭr-tō'sis),
The extent to which a unimodal distribution is peaked.
[G., an arching]
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Therefore, the three-factor solution was that which produced a normal distribution of residuals, having a lower bias and whose distribution was approximately mesokurtic.
If it is zero or near zero it is mesokurtic (possibly normal) and if the kurtosis index is positive, the distribution is leptokurtic.
Positive excess kurtosis means that distribution has fatter tails than a normal distribution and indicates a leptokurtic distribution, whereas the distribution is, respectively, platykurtic for negative excess kurtosis and mesokurtic when kurtosis is equal to 3.
While the distribution of trading volume is mesokurtic, it is leptokurtic in case of all other variables.
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Distributions with zero kurtosis are called mesokurtic; for example, the normal distribution is mesokurtic for all values of the scale [sigma].