noun \(ˌ)kər-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of KURTOSIS

:  the peakedness or flatness of the graph of a frequency distribution especially with respect to the concentration of values near the mean as compared with the normal distribution

Origin of KURTOSIS

Greek kyrtōsis convexity, from kyrtos convex — more at curve
First Known Use: 1905


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