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noun
(in the statistical testing of a hypothesis) the hypothesis to be tested.

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Origin of null hypothesis

First recorded in 1930–35
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null hypothesis

noun
statistics the residual hypothesis if the alternative hypothesis tested against it fails to achieve a predetermined significance levelCompare hypothesis testing, alternative hypothesis
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