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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.
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kur·to·sis

(kŭr-tō'sis),
The extent to which a unimodal distribution is peaked.
[G., an arching]
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