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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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Mean Variance Std Skewness Kurtosis UL1_Off 80.3636 292.8545 17.1130 -0.2417 2.0475 UL1_On 79 316.8889 17.8014 0.1228 2.3727 TABLE II.
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