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Degree to which a statistical distribution is not in balance around the mean (is asymmetrical or lopsided), a perfectly symmetrical distribution having a value of 0. Distributions with extreme values (outliners) above the mean have positive skew, and the distributions with outliners below the mean have negative skew.

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There was some skewness in the data representation which was concerning the statistician because if the data is not consistent then that is a problem.
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Sometimes you will not be able to figure out why things are happening and the skewness will weigh on your mind.
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The skewness of the graph rendered it unbelievable because the stats were off in certain areas and I knew it.
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