Definition of platykurtic in English:

platykurtic

noun

Statistics
  • (of a frequency distribution or its graphical representation) having less kurtosis than the normal distribution.

    Compare with leptokurtic, mesokurtic
    • ‘For instance, regenerative recruitment of adjacent release units might explain the platykurtic sub-population of sparks under some experimental conditions.’
    • ‘All distributions of signed asymmetry tended to be lepto - rather than platykurtic, so antisymmetry could definitely be excluded.’
    • ‘The best-fitting models therefore imply platykurtic distributions of mutational effects, although it is not possible to discriminate between these models and models involving bimodal distributions of mutation effects.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from platy- broad, flat + Greek kurtos bulging + -ic.

Pronunciation

platykurtic

/ˌpladiˈkərdik/