(statistics) a correlation supported by data but having no basis in reality, as between incidence of the common cold and ownership of televisions
noun, Psychology. 1. any of numerous letter combinations without meaning, used in learning experiments. noun 1. (psychol) a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning
- Nonsense triplet
nonsense triplet non·sense triplet (nŏn’sěns’, -səns) n. A codon that causes the premature termination of a growing polypeptide chain, thus producing incomplete protein fragments.
noun 1. a form of light verse, usually for children, depicting imaginative characters in amusing situations of fantasy, whimsical in tone and with a rhythmic appeal, often employing fanciful phrases and meaningless made-up words. noun 1. verse in which the sense is nonexistent or absurd, such as that of Edward Lear
- Nonsense word
noun any word with no determinable or accepted meaning