noun kur·to·sis \(ˌ)kər-ˈtō-səs\

Definition of kurtosis

  1. :  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 and Etymology of kurtosis

Greek kyrtōsis convexity, from kyrtos convex — more at curve

First Known Use: 1905

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