critical value


noun Statistics.

the value of the random variable at the boundary between the acceptance region and the rejection region in the testing of a hypothesis.

Nearby words

  1. critical ratio,
  2. critical region,
  3. critical state,
  4. critical temperature,
  5. critical thinking,
  6. critical volume,
  7. criticality,
  8. critically,
  9. criticaster,
  10. criticise

Origin of critical value

First recorded in 1905–10

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