Type II error
the error made in the statistical testing of a hypothesis by accepting the null hypothesis when it is actually false.
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British Dictionary definitions for Type II error
type II error
statistics the error of not rejecting the null hypothesis when it is false. The probability of avoiding such an error is the power of the test and is a function of the alternative hypothesis
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