critical region

noun

Definition of 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 The United States values our relationships with the nations of this critical region, and looks forward to future meetings. Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY, "US postpones ASEAN summit with Southeast Asia leaders amid coronavirus fears," 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, "Apple extends store closures in China over coronavirus," 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, "Earth’s largest freshwater creatures at risk of extinction," 8 Aug. 2019 Smale also worries that the loss of critical regions like coral reefs, seagrass beds, and kelp forests will only add more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Ocean heat waves are killing underwater life, threatening biodiversity," 4 Mar. 2019 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," 4 Feb. 2019 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," 4 Feb. 2019 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," 4 Feb. 2019 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," 4 Feb. 2019

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Critical region.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/critical%20region. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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