contingency table


Definition of contingency table

: a table of data in which the row entries tabulate the data according to one variable and the column entries tabulate it according to another variable and which is used especially in the study of the correlation between variables

First Known Use of contingency table

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Contingency table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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