type I error

noun

Definition of type I error

: rejection of the null hypothesis in statistical testing when it is true

First Known Use of type I error

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Type I error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%20I%20error. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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