the interval bounded by confidence limits.
(statistics) an interval of values bounded by confidence limits within which the true value of a population parameter is stated to lie with a specified probability
- Confidence level
noun 1. (statistics) a measure of the reliability of a result. A confidence level of 95 per cent or 0.95 means that there is a probability of at least 95 per cent that the result is reliable Compare significance (sense 4)
plural noun, Statistics. 1. a pair of numbers used to estimate a characteristic of a population, such that the numbers can be stated with a specified probability that the population characteristic is included between them.
noun 1. a person who swindles others by means of a confidence game; swindler. noun 1. another name for con man
- Confidence test
testing Tests to confirm that the results of a program lie within certain ranges according to the expected probability distribution. (1997-10-27)