critical region


Definition of critical region 

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

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Yet another study found evidence to suggest that college football experience can lead to a decrease in the volume of the hippocampus — a critical region for memory — compared to people who never played college football. Brian Resnick, Vox, "What a lifetime of playing football can do to the human brain," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of critical region

1951, in the meaning defined above

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