meta-analysis

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meta-anal·​y·​sis | \ ˌme-tə-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce meta-analysis (audio) \

Definition of meta-analysis

: a quantitative statistical analysis of several separate but similar experiments or studies in order to test the pooled data for statistical significance

First Known Use of meta-analysis

1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Meta-analysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meta-analysis. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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meta-analysis

noun
meta-anal·​y·​sis | \ ˌmet-ə-ə-ˈnal-ə-səs How to pronounce meta-analysis (audio) \

Medical Definition of meta-analysis

: quantitative statistical analysis that is applied to separate but similar experiments of different and usually independent researchers and that involves pooling the data and using the pooled data to test the effectiveness of the results the report…on low cholesterol presented a comprehensive meta-analysis of 32 randomized studies involving 42,000 individualsScientific American Medicine Bulletin

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