(in the statistical test of a hypothesis) the maximum probability of a Type I error for all distributions consistent with the null hypothesis.
[sig-nif-i-kuh ns] /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kəns/ noun 1. importance; consequence: the significance of the new treaty. 2. meaning; import: The familiar place had a new significance for her. 3. the quality of being significant or having a meaning: to give significance to dull chores. significance /sɪɡˈnɪfɪkəns/ noun 1. consequence or importance 2. something signified, expressed, or […]
- Significance test
noun 1. (statistics) (in hypothesis testing) a test of whether the alternative hypothesis achieves the predetermined significance level in order to be accepted in preference to the null hypothesis
[sig-nif-i-kuh n-see] /sɪgˈnɪf ɪ kən si/ noun, plural significancies. 1. significance.
adjective 1. important; of consequence. 2. having or expressing a meaning; indicative; suggestive: a significant wink. 3. Statistics. of or relating to observations that are unlikely to occur by chance and that therefore indicate a systematic cause. noun 4. something significant; a sign. adjective 1. having or expressing a meaning; indicative 2. having a covert […]
plural noun, Mathematics. 1. all the nonzero digits of a number and the zeros that are included between them or that are final zeros and signify accuracy: The significant digits of 0.01230 are 1, 2, 3, and the final 0, which signifies accuracy to five places. significant digits (sĭg-nĭf’ĭ-kənt) The digits in a decimal number […]