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J-shaped distribution[¦jā ‚shāpt ‚dis·trə′byü·shən]
A frequency distribution that is extremely asymmetrical in that the initial (or final) frequency group contains the highest frequency, with succeeding frequencies becoming smaller (or larger) elsewhere; the shape of the curve roughly approximates the letter “J” lying on its side.
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In general, a J-shaped distribution
(with highest frequency initially and decreasing frequency afterwards as in Figure 3) has a cdf curve whose values change first slowly and then more quickly.