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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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Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???

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