type I error
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a defect or mistake in structure or function.
inborn error of metabolism a genetically determined biochemical disorder in which a specific enzyme defect produces a metabolic block that may have pathologic consequences at birth, as in phenylketonuria, or in later life.
measurement error the difference between what exists in reality and what is measured by a measurement method.
Type I error the rejection of a null hypothesis that is true.
Type II error acceptance of a null hypothesis that is false.
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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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type I errorα error, false-positive error Statistics Rejection of the null hypothesis when it is true, or the error of falsely stating that 2 proportions are significantly different when they are the same
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