error of the second kind

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er·ror of the sec·ond kind

in a Neyman-Pearson test of a statistical hypothesis, the probability of accepting the null hypothesis when it is false; the complement of the power of the test.

error of the second kind

er·ror of the sec·ond kind

(er'ŏr sek'ŏnd kīnd)
In a Neyman-Pearson test of a statistical hypothesis, the possibility of accepting the null hypothesis when it is false.
Synonym(s): beta (β) error.