false positive

false pos·i·tive
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls poz-i-tiv]
    • /fɔls ˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fawls poz-i-tiv]
    • /fɔls ˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/

Definitions of false positive words

  • noun false positive Medicine/Medical. a test result that is incorrect because the test indicated a condition or finding that does not exist: a false-positive for syphilis. a person who receives this test result. 1
  • noun false positive any screening test result that incorrectly detected or classified a person or thing: A false-positive at the airport could cause you to miss your flight. a person or thing identified by such a test. 1
  • adjective false positive pertaining to or being a false-positive: The test has a false-positive rate of 4%. 1
  • countable noun false positive A false positive is a mistaken result of a scientific test. For example, if the result of a pregnancy test is a false positive, it indicates that a woman is pregnant when she is not. 0
  • noun false positive a result in a medical test that wrongly indicates the presence of the condition being tested for 0
  • noun false positive a person from whom such a result is obtained 0

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false positive 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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