contingency table

noun

: a table of data in which the row entries tabulate the data according to one variable and the column entries tabulate it according to another variable and which is used especially in the study of the correlation between variables

Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of contingency table was in 1904

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“Contingency table.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contingency%20table. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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