Definition of false positive
: a result that shows something is present when it really is not The test produced too many false positives to be reliable.
Word by Word Definitions
: not genuine
: intentionally untrue
: adjusted or made so as to deceive
: in a false or faithless manner : treacherously
: formally laid down or imposed : prescribed
: expressed clearly or peremptorily
: fully assured : confident
: something positive: such as
: the positive degree of comparison in a language
: a positive form of an adjective or adverb
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