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v. skewed, skew·ing, skews
1. To turn or place at an angle: skew the cutting edge of a plane.
2. To give a bias to; distort: The use of a limited sample skewed the findings of the study.
1. To take an oblique course or direction.
2. To look obliquely or sideways.
3. To display a statistical tendency toward: a television program that skews toward teenagers.
1. Placed or turned to one side; asymmetric.
2. Distorted or biased in meaning or effect.
3. Having a part that diverges, as in gearing.
a. Mathematics Neither parallel nor intersecting. Used of straight lines in space.
b. Statistics Not symmetrical about the mean. Used of distributions.
An oblique or slanting movement, position, or direction.

[Middle English skewen, to escape, run sideways, from Old North French eskiuer, of Germanic origin.]

skew′ness n.
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1. the quality or condition of being skew
2. (Statistics) statistics a measure of the symmetry of a distribution around its mean, esp the statistic B1 = m3/(m2)3/2, where m2 and m3 are respectively the second and third moments of the distribution around the mean. In a normal distribution, B1 = 0. See kurtosis
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(ˈskyu nɪs)

n. Statistics.
1. asymmetry in a frequency distribution.
2. a measure of such asymmetry.
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Noun1.skewness - an oblique or slanting asymmetry
asymmetry, dissymmetry, imbalance - (mathematics) a lack of symmetry
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Table-I: Mean, standard deviation cronbach's alpha reliability, skewness, kurtosis and range of brief coping scale and self-report measure of emotional intelligence scale, (N = 100).
For all participants, the mean increase in liking for different-minded couples was 7.48 (SD = 10.61, skewness = 0.31 with SE = 0.22); the mean increase in liking for like-minded couples was 7.12 (SD = 12.29, skewness = 0.30 with SE = 0.22).
(2) Lottery features include low price, high idiosyncratic volatility, high expected idiosyncratic skewness, and high average prior maximum returns (Ang et al., 2006, 2009; Mitton and Vorkink, 2007; Kumar, 2009; Boyer, Mitton, and Vorkink, 2010; Han and Kumar, 2013; Kumar and Page, 2014; Bali, Brown, and Tang, 2017).
However, much less is known about the importance of shocks to the skewness of macroeconomic variables.
Additionally, standard deviation, T-stat, Skewness, and Sharp ratio for each portfolio across different returns isalso calculated.
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Deviation (standard deviation), and Skewness statistic and the Std.
Due to the skewness, the percentages of overall satisfaction scores <4 were 23 percent for allied health, 37 percent for surgical specialties, and 50 percent for medical specialties.