Definition of contingency table in English:

contingency table

Line breaks: con|tin|gency table

noun

Statistics
  • A table showing the distribution of one variable in rows and another in columns, used to study the correlation between the two variables.
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    • A contingency table was used to test the null hypothesis that the sex ratio was independent of habitat.
    • In the contingency table for the full 24-class vegetation classification, two types of mismatches (errors in the traditional assessment) are highlighted.
    • A two-by-two contingency table showed a significantly higher proportion of relapses among clinics on the Hong Kong Island.

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