[ duhb-uh l-blahynd ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈblaɪnd /
of or relating to an experiment or clinical trial in which neither the subjects nor the researchers know which subjects are receiving the active medication, treatment, etc., and which are not: a technique for eliminating subjective bias from the test results.
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Origin of double-blind
First recorded in 1935–40
Can be confuseddouble bind double-blind
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Examples from the Web for double-blind
To be clear: There have been no double-blind or controlled studies that conclusively confirm this hair-loss hypothesis.Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out, and I’m Not the Only One|Molly Oswaks|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for double-blind
of or relating to an experiment to discover reactions to certain commodities, drugs, etc, in which neither the experimenters nor the subjects know the particulars of the test items during the experimentsCompare single-blind
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