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skew

(skyū),
In statistics, departure from symmetry of a frequency distribution.
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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 order to get valid comparison between ordinary skewed and skewed rotor with the intermediate ring, the skewing is considered to be constant (equal to one stator slot pitch).
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The Federal Highway Administration's Technical Advisory T5040.30, "Concrete Pavement Joints," states there is no benefit to skewing joints on pavements designed with dowels for load transfer.
For the specific case of die skewing mentioned previously, a series of methodical steps were followed to determine the cause of the problem and to provide a solution.
Excessive skewing or clonality of hematopoiesis was defined as CR [greater than or equal to]3:1, which corresponds to the finding of one allele present on the same X-inactive chromosome in [greater than or equal to]75% of cells [18].
The federal budget has seen "a big skewing of R&D funds toward defense," Speser says.
The most effective way to reduce cogging torque is skewing of stator slots or rotor poles.
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.