kurtosis etymology

English word kurtosis comes from Ancient Greek κυρτός

Detailed word origin of kurtosis

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
κυρτός Ancient Greek (grc)
κύρτωσις Ancient Greek (grc)
kurtosis English (eng) (statistics) A measure of "heaviness of the tails" of a probability distribution, defined as the fourth cumulant divided by the square of the variance of the probability distribution.