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null hypothesis

noun
1.
(in the statistical testing of a hypothesis) the hypothesis to be tested.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for null-hypothesis

null hypothesis

noun
1.
(statistics) the residual hypothesis if the alternative hypothesis tested against it fails to achieve a predetermined significance level Compare hypothesis testing, alternative hypothesis
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Contemporary definitions for null-hypothesis
noun

the proposition that is to be tested; the hypothesis under investigation

Examples

A null hypothesis is tested and accepted or rejected in favor of an alternative.

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