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 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 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, 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, 4 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of critical region

1951, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2021

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“Critical region.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/critical%20region. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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