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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.]


(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]


(kɜrˈtoʊ sɪs)

a measure of a curve describing the statistical frequency distribution in the region about its mode.
[1900–05; < Greek kýrtōsis convexity]
koeficient špičatostišpičatost
kurtosiscoefficient d'aplatissement
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The mean values of skewness and kurtosis coefficients are close to zero for all variables, indicating symmetrical and mesokurtic distribution, respectively, despite the asymmetry indicated by the Anderson-Darling test.
Thus, the longer the block of days measured for market returns, the closer the empirical distributions of the countries under study approximated a symmetrical and mesokurtic distribution.