chi-square test


noun Statistics.

a test devised by Karl Pearson that uses the quantity chi-square for testing the mathematical fit of a frequency curve to an observed frequency distribution.

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Also chi-squared test [kahy-skwaird]. /ˈkaɪˌskwɛərd/.

Origin of chi-square test

First recorded in 1935–40

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British Dictionary definitions for chi-square test

chi-square test

noun

statistics a test derived from the chi-square distribution to compare the goodness of fit of theoretical and observed frequency distributions or to compare nominal data derived from unmatched groups of subjects
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Medical definitions for chi-square test

chi-square test

n.

A test that uses the chi-square statistic to test the fit between a theoretical frequency distribution and a frequency distribution of observed data for which each observation may fall into one of several classes.
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