Asymmetrical Distribution

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Definition: Asymmetrical Distribution


Asymmetrical Distribution


Full Definition of Asymmetrical Distribution


A situation where the values of variables tend to occur at irregular frequencies and the mean, median, and mode will occur at different points. This is said to exhibit skewness. Conversely, a symmetric or a normal distribution, when depicted on a graph, will be shaped like a bell curve and the two sides of the graph will be symmetrical. Investment return data typically has an asymmetric distribution.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Asymmetrical Distribution are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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