critical region


: the set of outcomes of a statistical test for which the null hypothesis is to be rejected

Examples of critical region in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Beijing can showcase its ability to mediate thorny disputes in a critical region. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 Advanced democracies possess a preponderance of power globally, but in every critical region, holding the frontline requires a more eclectic ensemble. Hal Brands, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 China needed allies in critical regions such as the Middle East. Christian Schneider, National Review, 21 Dec. 2023 According to the team, this study shows how BMI can be used to probe hippocampal activity and could be a new way to study this critical region of the brain. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 2 Nov. 2023 This is especially true of the critical region between the Mediterranean and the Himalayas. Richard C. Holbrooke, Foreign Affairs, 1 Nov. 2010 The future of the world’s most economically critical region could hinge on it. Time, 27 June 2023 Unless it can be bridged, there is little prospect for successful American policy in a critical region. Walter Russell Mead, WSJ, 16 May 2022 Major social media companies including YouTube, Facebook and TikTok moved to ban Russian state media outlets in Europe, blocking Moscow’s biggest megaphone for influencing public opinion about the war in Ukraine in a critical region on its borders. Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of critical region was in 1933

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“Critical region.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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