## confidence level

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The @P04855@ of covering the @M03796@ of an estimated parameter with an interval estimated for the parameter (symbol $$1 - \alpha$$). The confidence level can be expressed as a number between 0 and 1, or in @P04483@. The complementary quantity is known as the significance level.
Note:
In some cases the confidence level is dictated by the needs of the situation. In all other instances, use of $$1 - \alpha = 0.95$$ is recommended.
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 595. (Nomenclature for the presentation of results of chemical analysis (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 599 [Terms] [Paper]