# platykurtic

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Related to platykurtic: leptokurtic, Mesokurtic

## platykurtic

(ˌplætɪˈkɜːtɪk)
adj
(Statistics) statistics (of a distribution) having kurtosis B2 less than 3, less heavily concentrated about the mean than a normal distribution. Compare leptokurtic, mesokurtic
[C20: from platy- + Greek kurtos arched, bulging + -ic]
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The peakedness or flatness of the distribution of each of the variables as revealed by the Kurtosis statistic were recorded to be flat or platykurtic relative to the normal for LNFMV, and LNLEV; being less than 3.
Based on the negative values of the kurtosis a platykurtic distribution was confirmed a.
A platykurtic curve (Kurtosis less than 3) of distribution has shown by the negative Kurtosis values for both assignment and final exam assessments.
The curvature of the distribution is determined according to the measure of curvature (Ku--Kurtosis), which is less than 0,263 for attitude 8, and which means that it is leptokurtic, while the other is platykurtic.
The kurtosis coefficient (Kurtosis = -0,949) indicates a platykurtic distribution, broader than a normal distribution, having more values deviated from the average.
Regarding the kurtosis, many of the items show a leptokurtic distribution (items 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 14), though some have a platykurtic distribution (items 1, 5, 9 and 13).
In addition, if the skewness coefficient is in surfeit of unity it is measured fairly excessive, and a low (high) kurtosis value shows excessive platykurtic (extreme leptokurtic).
3 show evidence that all cohesive horizons (except P1 Bt 1) contain sand distributions that follows mesokutic to platykurtic distributions.
Table 1 explains that Net Portfolio Investment Market Capitalization Trade Openness Growth Rate of Broad Money (M2) and Foreign Direct Investment (GDP %) are leptokurtic long-tailed or higher peak while Weighted Average Rate of Return on Deposit is platykurtic short-tailed or flat.

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