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skew

In statistics, departure from symmetry of a frequency distribution.

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n.
a disorder of relationships within a family, in which one parent is overpowering and the other is submissive and there is a general avoidance of anxiety-provoking situations. It was proposed as a specific cause of schizophrenia in the children, but this has not been confirmed.

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(sku) 1. deviating from a straight line; slanting. 2. asymmetric or antisymmetric. 3. of a probability distribution, not symmetric about the mean.

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• Skew — Skew, a. Turned or twisted to one side; situated obliquely; skewed; chiefly used in technical phrases. [1913 Webster] {Skew arch}, an oblique arch. See under {Oblique}. {Skew back}. (Civil Engin.) (a) The course of masonry, the stone, or the iron …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Skew — or skew lines lie on different planes. They are neither parallel nor intersecting.Mathematics*In geometry, straight lines in a space referred to as skew if they are neither parallel nor intersecting. *In statistics, skew is sometimes used as an… …   Wikipedia

• Skew — (von engl. skew „schief“, „windschief“) steht für: Skew (Elektronik), die Differenz von Signallaufzeiten in der Elektronik Skew (Hydrodynamik), eine hydrodynamische Anstellwinkelkorrektur bei Propellern Skew (Satellit), die Abweichung des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• skew — skew; skew·er·ing; skew·ness; skew·bald; skew·er; skew·er·er; …   English syllables

• skew — skew, skewness Term used to describe an asymmetrical probability distribution. American Banker Glossary * * * skew UK US /skjuː/ verb [T] ► to cause results, figures, profits, etc. to seem higher or lower than they really are: » Independent… …   Financial and business terms

• Skew — Skew, v. t. [See {Skew}, adv.] 1. To shape or form in an oblique way; to cause to take an oblique position. [1913 Webster] 2. To throw or hurl obliquely. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Skew — Skew, n. (Arch.) A stone at the foot of the slope of a gable, the offset of a buttress, or the like, cut with a sloping surface and with a check to receive the coping stones and retain them in place. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Skew — Skew, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Skewed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Skewing}.] 1. To walk obliquely; to go sidling; to lie or move obliquely. [1913 Webster] Child, you must walk straight, without skewing. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. To start aside; to shy, as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Skew — Skew, adv. [Cf. D. scheef. Dan. ski?v, Sw. skef, Icel. skeifr, G. schief, also E. shy, a. & v. i.] Awry; obliquely; askew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• skew — [skju:; engl. = schräg, schief]: svw. ↑ synklinal …   Universal-Lexikon

• skew — [skju:] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: escuer to avoid ] 1.) if something skews the results of a test etc, it affects the results, making them incorrect ▪ All the people we questioned lived in the same area, which had the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English