skewness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skewness an oblique or slanting asymmetry
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n skewness The character or state of being skew. Specifically: In biometry: The property of exhibiting skew variation. See variation.
    • n skewness The numerical expression of skew variation; asymmetry, measured by the ratio a = D/σ, where D is the distance (mean, mode) and σ is the index of variability.
    • n skewness In mathematics, the degree of disturbance of symmetry in a curve.
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Usage

In literature:

She looked with her skew eyes upon young Bulbo, Crim Tartary's stupid heir, and she preferred him.
"The Rose and the Ring" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The window, in the skew side of the room, had shabby red curtains.
"Z. Marcas" by Honore de Balzac
I reckon it won't hurt anything out here if I skew the line a little and miss him.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
But he'll probably skew his Exam.
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume II." by John Galsworthy
I skewed the cross to a jeweller, who valued it at sixty-five Louis.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
But he'll probably skew his Exam.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
Judges are identified politically and their decisions are often skewed.
"After the Rain" by Sam Vaknin
I went to see Captain Skewes at the Automobile this morning.
"The Title" by Arnold Bennett
The skew-bald has not lost his senses like that beast.
"A King's Comrade" by Charles Whistler
The skew is used in cutting both to the right and to the left, and therefore, must be beveled on both sides.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
To prevent the frame from skewing off sidewise it should be braced with wire running diagonally across from one corner stick to the other.
"The Scientific American Boy" by A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
True, he tried to fix the young man much as a cook fixes a roast with a skewer, to be put over the fire; but Courtland didn't skew.
"The Witness" by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
It was an old shoemaker's knife, with too long a handle; for there was a skew-joint in the sash, and the knife would not bend.
"A Child of the Jago" by Arthur Morrison
The general theory of skews in two linear complexes is identical with that of curves on a quadric in three dimensions and is known.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6" by Various
After many ablutions and a careful toilet, I thought I could skew my face, and I presented myself coolly in the drawing-room.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. I (of VI), "Venetian Years" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I will skew it to you whenever you like.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. II (of VI), "To Paris and Prison" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I hastened home again, as I felt ill. An acid taste in my mouth skewed me how all these shocks had upset me; but I knew what to do.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
You are fair as Love himself, and this is an excellent opportunity for skewing you how much I love you.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
I am only too glad to have been enabled to skew my friendship by this trifling service.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
He skewed one he had had for Bilbao, but the official was not satisfied.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. VI (of VI), "Spanish Passions" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
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In news:

The skew is one of the most useful tools in the turner's arsenal.
A lot of us start out trying the skew without a clue as to how it is used.
Dealers skew product mix toward value.
Bill Marriott's Campaign Contributions Skew Republican.
When it comes to elections, males as a group are more influential because they show less party loyalty than women, who skew Democratic.
And now, the skewed news.
Skewed sentimentality to Obama's rescue.
Selection process is skewed .
Phoenix Mayor 'Disappointed' by Skewed Stats.
How to Repair a Skewed Door.
The Catholic League's Skewed Priorities.
Conservatives offer skewed view of why Romney lost.
Education and football priorities skewed .
Officials are expanding tuberculosis testing to all students at Butler High School after people who should not have been included in the initial trial group Oct 22 received a test and skewed the results.
'The Help' review: A showcase for actresses -- and a slightly skewed history lesson.
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In science:

Trace inequality, Wigner-Yanase skew information, Wigner-YanaseDyson skew information and uncertainty relation.
Trace inequalities on a generalized Wigner-Yanase skew information
We note that our generalied Wigner-Yanase skew information Kρ,α (H ) is different type of the Wigner-YanaseDyson skew information Iρ,α (H ).
Trace inequalities on a generalized Wigner-Yanase skew information
In the language of probability this is the skewness, which we denote α. A Gaussian distribution has skewness zero, and inflation usually predicts that the skew is small.
Moment transport equations for non-Gaussianity
Skewing The mass distributions are skewed towards small masses, especially at low Q2 .
Diffractive Electroproduction of rho and phi Mesons at HERA
In a basis of Ma jorana fermions ak + a† k , iak − ia† k , the matrix of iH ∈ so2N is real skew, and that of H is imaginary skew.
Symmetry Classes
We take a skew semisimple stratum [Λ, n, 0, β ], which consists of a lattice sequence Λ in V , integers n > 0, and a semisimple skew element β = Pℓ+1 i=1 βi in EndF (V ).
On self-dual simple types of $p$-adic classical groups
FZ1] the last generalization means to consider skew symmetrizable matrices rather than just skew symmetric ones.
Tilting theory and cluster algebras
Since b3 is embedded in the subspace of skew elements of Cl¯0 (U, q) relative to the bar involution, the skew-hermitian form h : g¯1 × g¯1 → Q is invariant under the action of b3 .
Fine gradings on exceptional simple Lie superalgebras
L = [L, L− ], where L is a symmetric matrix of gln (C) and L− it is the skew-symmetric part of L with respect to the decomposition of matrices as upper-triangular matrices and skew-triangular matrices.
The integrability of the periodic Full Kostant-Toda on a simple Lie algebra
The set of skew-symmetric elements with respect to this involution, i.e., the set of r ∈ R satisfying Φ(ru, v) + Φ(u, rv) = 0 for all u, v ∈ U , is a simple Lie algebra, which is denoted by fso(U, Φ) if Φ is symmetric and fsp(U, Φ) if Φ is skew-symmetric.
Group gradings on finitary simple Lie algebras
Key words and phrases. α-skew random walk, α-skew Brownian motions, tightness.
On Tightness of the Skew Random Walks
In any skew polynomial ring R[ x ; σ, 0], the ideal generated by x is proper and hence skew polynomial rings can never be simple.
Maximal commutative subrings and simplicity of Ore extensions
In [100], Zhang, Zhou and Peng generalized the definition of D-eigenvalues, and introduced the gradient skewness tensor which involves a three-order tensor derived from the skewness statistic of gradient images.
The Spectral Theory of Tensors (Rough Version)
C pA (T ) = C c(A)r(A)(T ) = Xπ∈C ol(A) (sgn π)πCπ r(A)T Since Cπ skew-symmetrizes in more then depth(λ) indices, the composition Cπ r(A) equals zero, since it at the same time symmetrizes and skew-symmetrizes in the same pair of indices.
Symmetries of CR sub-Laplacian
There is a natural bijection between the set of such tableaux and the set of skew standard ♦-tableaux of shape λ/µ; to any standard tableau Q containing T , it associates the skew tableau obtained by deleting the boxes of T in Q and substracting |µ| to the entries of the remaining boxes.
Conditioned one-way simple random walk and representation theory
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