critical region


noun Statistics.

the rejection region for the null hypothesis in the testing of a hypothesis.

Nearby words

  1. critical path analysis,
  2. critical period,
  3. critical point,
  4. critical pressure,
  5. critical ratio,
  6. critical state,
  7. critical temperature,
  8. critical thinking,
  9. critical value,
  10. critical volume

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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