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Type I error

noun
1.
the error made in the statistical testing of a hypothesis by rejecting the null hypothesis when it is actually true.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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British Dictionary definitions for Type I error

type I error

noun
1.
(statistics) the error of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true, the probability of which is the significance level of a result
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