type II error

noun

Definition of type II error

: acceptance of the null hypothesis in statistical testing when it is false

First Known Use of type II error

1947, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About type II error

Time Traveler for type II error

Time Traveler

The first known use of type II error was in 1947

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near type II error

type I error

type II error

Type K star

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for type II error

Cite this Entry

“Type II error.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/type%20II%20error. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!