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1. Not significant.
2. Having, producing, or being a value obtained from a statistical test that lies within the limits for being of random occurrence.

non′sig·nif′i·cance n.
non′sig·nif′i·cant·ly adv.
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(in cryptography) a symbol or sign without meaning
not significant; insignificant
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Adj.1.nonsignificant - attributable to chance
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
significant - too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicating a systematic relation; "the interaction effect is significant at the .01 level"; "no significant difference was found"
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([dagger][dagger]) Not listed because of nonsignificance: bronchoscopy, cystoscopy, dialysis, Foley catheter, urostomy, colostomy, tracheostomy, blood transfusion, proton-pump inhibitors, steroids, chemotherapy, immunosuppression, previously identified antibiotic- resistant pathogens (e.g., methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and extended-spectrum [beta]-lactamase).
(6) While results from the previous regression analysis described above revealed that the disclosure x skepticism interaction influenced the attitude outcome, findings in the upper portion of Table 1 show that including retailer concern in the model reduced the disclosure x skepticism interaction to nonsignificance, offering initial support for H4b and conditional mediation (i.e., a mediating role of perceived retailer concern; Baron and Kenny 1986; Muller, Judd, and Yzerbyt 2005).
The problem with this approach is that it is so statistically underpowered that nonsignificance is almost guaranteed.
Despite the nonsignificance, however, from Figure 2 it is possible to see that a few SCA individuals benefit from training, as 5 individuals presented an increment while 3 show a slight decrement of V[O.sub.2] Peak.
In order to respond to the last comment, we have a certitude explanation of nonsignificance of the two factors (ritual washing and communal shower), but it may be related to the improvement of hygiene in these facilities (mosques and hammams) and the individual behavior.
To investigate mediation of the product main effect (c), models tested paths a and b in Figure 2 and observed whether c' declines to nonsignificance if path b is included.
It is important to note that the nonsignificance of rates of prepost change according to gender may be due to ceiling effects, since the pretest scores for both male and female officers were very high, limiting the potential rates of change throughout the course.
After adjustment for renal function, associations of PIIINP with CVD were attenuated to nonsignificance. ICTP became inverse upon further adjustment, for which we have no explanation.
Second and relatedly, it empirically derives the cut point for responsiveness, as the score on the moderator variable at which the effect of intervention transitions from significance to nonsignificance.
The nonsignificance of these findings could be attributed to the small sample size or to the disproportion of female participants (71.2%) compared to male participants (28.8%).