power function
noun Date: 1957 1. a function of a parameter under statistical test whose value for a particular value of the parameter is the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis if that value of the parameter happens to be true 2. a function (as f(x) = axk) that equals the product of a constant and a power of the independent variable

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