non·​sig·​nif·​i·​cant ˌnän-sig-ˈni-fi-kənt How to pronounce nonsignificant (audio)
: not significant: such as
: having or yielding a value lying within limits between which variation is attributed to chance
a nonsignificant statistical test
nonsignificantly adverb

Examples of nonsignificant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In contrast, studies of similar sample size with marginally or nonsignificant findings are less likely to be accepted for publication. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 13 Nov. 2012 The report also looked at other provisional data and found that overall births did fall to 3,661,220 2022 from 3,664,292 in 2021, but it was described by the authors as a nonsignificant decline. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 31 May 2023 Each reviewer was randomly assigned to receive a version of the abstract with either a significant result or a nonsignificant result; the details of the fictional study were otherwise identical. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 30 Apr. 2020 Similar, but statistically nonsignificant trends were seen for deaths from vascular disease, but not from other causes. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 18 Jan. 2017 Disapproval has been higher, by a nonsignificant 3 percentage points, only for Trump. Gary Langer, ABC News, 26 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsignificant was in 1603

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“Nonsignificant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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