critical region

[ krit-i-kuhl ree-juhn ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈri dʒən /

noun Statistics.

the rejection region for the null hypothesis in the testing of a hypothesis: The appropriate selection of a critical region is a fundamental problem in the development of permutation tests.

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Origin of critical region

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for critical region

critical region

noun

that part of a statistical distribution in which the probability of a given hypothesis is less than the chosen significance level, so that the hypothesis would be rejected
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