Definition of contingency table in English:

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contingency table

noun

Statistics
A table showing the distribution of one variable in rows and another in columns, used to study the association between the two variables.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: con·tin·gen·cy ta·ble

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