skewness

noun
skew·​ness | \ ˈskyü-nəs How to pronounce skewness (audio) \

Definition of skewness

: lack of straightness or symmetry : distortion especially : lack of symmetry in a frequency distribution

First Known Use of skewness

1894, in the meaning defined above

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“Skewness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/skewness. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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