# alternative hypothesis

### noun

(in the statistical testing of a hypothesis) the hypothesis to be accepted if the null hypothesis is rejected.

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## British Dictionary definitions for alternative hypothesis

alternative hypothesis

### noun

statistics the hypothesis that given data do not conform with a given null hypothesis: the null hypothesis is accepted only if its probability exceeds a predetermined significance levelCompare hypothesis testing, null hypothesis

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