non·​para·​met·​ric ˌnän-ˌper-ə-ˈme-trik How to pronounce nonparametric (audio)
: not involving the estimation of parameters of a statistical function
nonparametric statistical tests

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First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonparametric was in 1942

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“Nonparametric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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