error of the first kind


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er·ror of the first kind

in a Neyman-Pearson test of a statistical hypothesis the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true.
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er·ror of the first kind

(er'ŏr fĭrst kīnd)
In a Neyman-Pearson test of a statistical hypothesis, the possibility of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true.
Synonym(s): alpha (α) error.
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