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chi-square

[kahy-skwair]
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noun Statistics.
  1. a quantity equal to the summation over all variables of the quotient of the square of the difference between the observed and expected values divided by the expected value of the variable.
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Origin of chi-square

First recorded in 1935–40
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Historical Examples

  • The significance of each difference reported was calculated by the Chi-square test and the confidence limit is given in each case.

    Subspeciation in the Meadow Mouse, Microtus pennsylvanicus, in Wyoming, Colorado, and Adjacent Areas

    Sydney Anderson

  • In a fourfold table, the value of chi-square (14.7) is significant and indicates that the frequencies are not proportional.


chi-square in Medicine

chi-square

n.
  1. A test statistic that is calculated as the sum of the squares of observed values minus expected values divided by the expected values.
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chi-square in Science

chi-square

[kīskwâr]
  1. A test statistic that is calculated as the sum of the squares of observed values minus expected values divided by the expected values.
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