# kurtosis

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## kur·to·sis

(kər-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. kur·to·ses (-sēz′)
A quantity indicating how sharply a probability distribution function increases and decreases around the distribution's mean.

[Greek kurtōsis, bulging, curvature, from kurtoun, to make bulge, from kurtos, convex; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

## kurtosis

(kəˈtəʊsɪs)
n
(Statistics) statistics a measure of the concentration of a distribution around its mean, esp the statistic B2 = m4/m22 where m2 and m4 are respectively the second and fourth moment of the distribution around the mean. In a normal distribution B2 = 3. See also platykurtic, mesokurtic, leptokurtic Compare skewness
[from Greek: curvature, from kurtos arched]

## kur•to•sis

(kɜrˈtoʊ sɪs)

n.
a measure of a curve describing the statistical frequency distribution in the region about its mode.
[1900–05; < Greek kýrtōsis convexity]
Translations
koeficient špičatostišpičatost
huipukkuus
kurtosiscoefficient d'aplatissement
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Besides, the kurtosis of Cu and Au is greater than that of the normal distribution (of which the kurtosis value is 3), which results in a leptokurtic distribution for Cu and Au.
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In summary, it seems that the Wheat return series is best described by an unconditional leptokurtic distribution and possesses significant conditional hetero skedasticity.
The modeled population is also still slightly platykurtic while the observed population is moving towards a leptokurtic distribution.
1--keeping the Gaussian shape, but altering the kurtosis parameter of a normal distribution, becoming, in fact, a normal shaped leptokurtic distribution.

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