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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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It is common for high-speed signaling protocols to set a limit on the total acceptable line-to-line skew in a channel as less than 10% the unit interval.
Nielsen's October National Audience Demographic data also suggests why NBC has stuck so stubbornly with some of its struggling sitcoms -- their upscale skews are among the best in all of primetime TV.
This paper introduces a new algorithm for text skew estimation.