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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.


(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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In women aged more than 50 years, who would have been eligible to participate in the screening program, the incidence of stages 2-4 cancers decreased by a nonsignificant 0.
In this issue, researchers report on two studies with nonsignificant results for the primary outcome (Donaldson, Ingrago, Drake, & Ocampo, 2017; Eastwick, Leise, Sabo, Clute, & Stoj, 2017).
In contrast, those who received a placebo experienced nonsignificant changes.
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However, when the two components of the composite outcome were examined separately, inhaled budesonide was significantly better than was placebo at reducing the rate of bronchopulmonary dysplasia but was associated with a nonsignificant excess in mortality.
In the other two age groups, however, differences between women and men were minimal and nonsignificant.
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Addressing the neighbors' concerns over their wells, Rogers Group commits to "repair, replace or compensate any neighbor for any substantial impairment to a nonsignificant groundwater well.
Many sarcocysts morphologically consistent with Sarcocystis falcatula were found in the cytoplasm of the skeletal myofibers from skeletal muscles of different locations of this bird, a finding that was considered an incidental, clinically nonsignificant finding in this case.
Equal variances assumed, the difference between these two means was found nonsignificant at the .