critical region


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 The team developed methods to detect mutations in a critical region of the genome, the receptor-binding domain of the Spike protein. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 Sep. 2021 There are also gas shortages in Louisiana -- a critical region for the US' oil production and distribution -- leading residents to wait hours at the pump in high temperatures. Maegan Vazquez, CNN, 3 Sep. 2021 Notably, Trump’s provocative statement stood in stark contrast to that of Joe Biden, who is also currently on the campaign trail in the Midwest, a critical region for undecided voters ahead of next Tuesday’s ballot. Liam Hess, Vogue, 31 Oct. 2020 The United States values our relationships with the nations of this critical region, and looks forward to future meetings. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, 29 Feb. 2020 Apple is extending its retail store closures in China by a few days as the coronavirus continues to spread, potentially crimping sales in a critical region for longer than expected. Mark Gurman, Fortune, 8 Feb. 2020 Now, Hogan says, the most critical region may be Southeast Asia, and in particular the Mekong River, which runs through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Stefan Lovgren, National Geographic, 8 Aug. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of critical region was in 1933

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“Critical region.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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