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Alternative hypothesis

Definition
noun
The hypothesis accepted to be true if the null hypothesis is rejected based on statistical evidence.
Supplement
In the statistical testing of hypothesis, the two rival hypotheses are the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis.
Synonyms:

  • maintained hypothesis
  • research hypothesis

Compare: null hypothesis

See also: hypothesis, statistics


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