Meaning of Neyman–Pearson in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnɛɪmən ˈpɪəsn/


  • Attributive Designating or relating to the work of Neyman and Pearson on the testing of statistical hypotheses; specifically designating: (a) a likelihood ratio test of a simple null hypothesis against a simple alternative; (b) the theorem that this test achieves the maximum probability of correctly accepting or rejecting the null hypothesis.


1930s; earliest use found in Biometrika. From the names of Jerzy Neyman, U.S. statistician, and Egon Sharpe Pearson, British statistician.