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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sig-nif'i-kant

Definition: In statistics, denoting the reliability of a finding or, conversely, the probability of the finding being the result of chance (generally less than 5%).

[L. significo, to make known, signify, fr. signum, sign, + facio, to make]

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