level of significance

noun phrase

: the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis in a statistical test when it is true

called also significance level

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of level of significance was in 1925

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“Level of significance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/level%20of%20significance. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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