Entry from US English dictionary
The theory, methods, and practice of testing a hypothesis by comparing it with the null hypothesis. The null hypothesis is only rejected if its probability falls below a predetermined significance level, in which case the hypothesis being tested is said to have that level of significance.
- This will permit hypothesis testing about the evolutionary significance of character change and suites of traits.
- Graphs often communicate statistical information used in hypothesis testing and making inferences based on probabilities.
- Smoothing measures that implement Fisher's method for multiple hypothesis testing were used.
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Syllabification: hy·poth·e·sis test·ing
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