type II 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 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.
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type II errorβ error, false-negative error Statistics Acceptance of the null hypothesis when it is false or incorrect, or the error of falsely stating that two proportions are not significantly different when they actually are. See Null hypothesis Cf Type 1 error.
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