false negative

false neg·a·tive
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls neg-uh-tiv]
    • /fɔls ˈnɛg ə tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls neg-uh-tiv]
    • /fɔls ˈnɛg ə tɪv/

Definitions of false negative words

  • noun false negative Medicine/Medical. a test result that is incorrect because the test failed to recognize an existing condition or finding. a person who receives this test result. 1
  • noun false negative any screening test result that failed to detect a person or thing being sought: Let's hope the new body scanner doesn't give us any false-negatives. a person or thing that is missed by such a test: Retrain your spam filter if you’re getting too many false-negatives in your inbox. 1
  • adjective false negative pertaining to or being a false-negative. 1
  • noun false negative a result in a medical test that wrongly indicates the absence of the condition being tested for 0
  • noun false negative a person from whom such a result is obtained 0
  • noun false negative A result of a test that shows as absent something that is present. 0

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false negative popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 5% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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