false negative

Definition of false negative

  1. :  an incorrect indication that something is not present when it really is There is a high rate of false negatives when testing for this disease.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  not genuine

    :  intentionally untrue

    :  adjusted or made so as to deceive

  1. :  in a false or faithless manner :  treacherously

  1. :  marked by denial, prohibition, or refusal

    :  marked by absence, withholding, or removal of something positive

    :  denying a predicate (see 1predicate 1a) of a subject or a part of a subject

  1. :  a reply that indicates the withholding of assent :  refusal

    :  a right of veto

    :  an adverse vote :  veto

  1. :  to refuse assent to

    :  to reject by or as if by a vote

    :  to demonstrate the falsity of

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