## skewness

[skyo̵̅o̅**′**nis]

noun

- the fact or condition of being skew, or, esp., unsymmetrical
- Statistics the lack of symmetry of the curve for a frequency distribution

## skewness

Noun

(*countable and uncountable*, *plural* skewnesses)

- The property of being skew.
- (statistics) A measure of the asymmetry of the probability distribution of a real-valued random variable; is the third standardized moment, defined as where is the third moment about the mean and is the standard deviation.