- n. statistics A hypothesis set up to be nullified or refuted in order to support an alternative hypothesis. When used, the null hypothesis is presumed true until statistical evidence in the form of hypothesis test indicates otherwise. Therefore, the null and the alternative hypothesis must be mutually exclusive and exhaustive. The use of the null hypothesis is controversial.
“It would be more parsimonious, Simberloff argued, to entertain a null hypothesis before seizing on the hypothesis of competition.”
“In 1697, a Dutch sea captain chanced upon a black swan in Australia, at which point the null hypothesis was proven true and the white swan theory had to be discarded.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘null hypothesis’.
good words related to math, physics, logic and other fields that I don't know enough of, but like anyway...
Sisyphus cooling, forbidden mechanism, false vacuum, universal extra d..., strange antiquark, strangelet, nowhere-different..., vacuous truth, deviant logic, exceptional object, monstrous moonshine, forgetful functor and 658 more...
Looking for tweets for null hypothesis.