Definition of Skewness

1. Noun. An oblique or slanting asymmetry.

Exact synonyms: Lopsidedness
Generic synonyms: Asymmetry, Dissymmetry, Imbalance
Derivative terms: Lopsided, Skew



Definition of Skewness

1. Noun. The property of being skew. ¹

2. Noun. (statistics) A measure of the asymmetry of the probability distribution of a real-valued random variable; is the third standardized moment, defined as \scriptstyle\gamma_1 = \frac{\mu_3}{\sigma^3}, \! where \mu_3 is the third moment about the mean and \sigma is the standard deviation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Skewness

1. lack of symmetry [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Skewness

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1. Introduction to Mathematical Statistics by Carl Joseph West (1918)
"skewness is positive when the longer range is to the right and negative when ... Measures of skewness. Since the mode and mean are separated to an extent ..."

2. Stochastic Inequalities by Moshe Shaked, Yung Liang Tong (1992)
"It is argued that those based on natural skewness functionals are preferable ... Introduction What is skewness? An analogous question regarding inequality ..."

3. An Introduction to Statistical Methods: A Textbook for College Students, a by Horace Secrist (1917)
"Measures and coefficients of skewness localize deviations from symmetry; measures and coefficients of dispersion only reveal the amount of ..."

4. Pricing Behavior in Philippine Corn Markets: Implications for Market Efficiency by Meyra Sebello Mendoza, Mark W. Rosegrant (1995)
"Monthly relative skewness illustrated in Figure 9 is generally non-zero, indicating a highly skewed distribution. Similar patterns were also observed for ..."

5. The Elements of Statistical Method by Willford Isbell King (1912)
"skewness. Sec. 90. Explanation of skewness. By the term skewness as applied to frequency distributions we denote the opposite of symmetry indicating that ..."

6. The Elements of Statistical Method by Willford Isbell King (1912)
"skewness. Sec. 90. Explanation of skewness. By the term skewness as applied to frequency distributions we denote the opposite of symmetry indicating that ..."

7. An Introduction to the Theory of Mental and Social Measurements by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"skewness and Multimodality skewness.—For one partial feature of the form of a surface of frequency, its skewness, conventional measures have been proposed. ..."

8. An Introduction to the theory of mental and social measurements by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"These are: skewness skewness (25 percentile) + (75 percentile) — 2 (Median) 2 (AD4CT - - _i_ A r» + AD.^ ~~ in which AD+m = the average deviation from the ..."

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