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significance level

noun
1.
(in the statistical test of a hypothesis) the maximum probability of a Type I error for all distributions consistent with the null hypothesis.
Also called level of significance.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples for significance level
  • The critical values from the t table depend on the significance level and the degrees of freedom in the standard deviation.
  • The positive trend is quite close to the significance level.
  • The positive trend is quite close to the significance level.
  • The shaded area of the graph indicates the rejection region at the significance level.

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