chi-square test

  1. 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.

Origin of chi-square test

First recorded in 1935–40
  • Also chi-squared test [kahy-skwaird]. /ˈkaɪˌskwɛərd/.

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British Dictionary definitions for chi-square test

chi-square test

  1. 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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