double-blind [duhb-uh l-blahynd] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. of or relating to an experiment or clinical trial in which neither the subjects nor the researchers know which subjects are receiving the active medication, treatment, etc., and which are not: a technique for eliminating subjective bias from the test results.

Origin of double-blind First recorded in 1935–40 Can be confuseddouble bind double-blind Examples from the Web for double-blind Contemporary Examples of double-blind

  • To be clear: There have been no double-blind or controlled studies that conclusively confirm this hair-loss hypothesis.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for double-blind double-blind adjective

    1. of or relating to an experiment to discover reactions to certain commodities, drugs, etc, in which neither the experimenters nor the subjects know the particulars of the test items during the experimentsCompare single-blind

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