skew|ness

skew|ness
skew|ness «SKYOO nihs», noun.
1. the quality of being skew; one-sidedness; distortion.
2. Statistics. asymmetry, especially of a frequency distribution: »

Skewness is the degree that a group of items varies from a normal frequency curve (Emory S. Bogardus).


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