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Etymology: L, confidere, to rely on; L, limes, limit
the endpoints or boundaries of a confidence interval, delineating the minimum and maximum values of the range expected to contain the parameter.
confidence limitsMedical privacy The endpoints–minimum or maximum value–of a confidence interval, the range over which it can be stated with a given probability or 'degree of confidence', that a parameter of interest–eg, a mean or standard deviation, is present. See Confidence interval, Standard deviation.
degree of assurance.
a range of values about a sample statistic that has a specified probability of including the true value of the statistic.
1 minus the type 1 error; the probability that the trial under consideration will show no significant difference when there is in fact no significant difference between the treatments.
the highest and lowest values in a confidence interval.