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critical value

[ krit-i-kuhl val-yoo ]
/ ˈkrɪt ɪ kəl ˈvæl yu /
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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: Each row in the table contains critical values for one of the t distributions.

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Origin of critical value

First recorded in 1905–10
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