skew distribution

noun

: an unsymmetrical frequency distribution having the mode at a different value from the mean

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of skew distribution was circa 1931

Dictionary Entries Near skew distribution

Cite this Entry

“Skew distribution.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skew%20distribution. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


The Great British Vocabulary Quiz

  • union jack speech bubble
  • Named after Sir Robert Peel, what are British police called?
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY