significance level


noun

(in the statistical test of a hypothesis) the maximum probability of a Type I error for all distributions consistent with the null hypothesis.

Nearby words

  1. signet ring,
  2. signet-ring cell,
  3. signet-ring cell carcinoma,
  4. signifiant,
  5. significance,
  6. significance test,
  7. significancy,
  8. significant,
  9. significant digits,
  10. significant figures

Origin of significance level

First recorded in 1945–50


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