false positive

Definition of false positive

  1. :  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

  1. :  not genuine

    :  intentionally untrue

    :  adjusted or made so as to deceive

  1. :  in a false or faithless manner :  treacherously

  1. :  formally laid down or imposed :  prescribed

    :  expressed clearly or peremptorily

    :  fully assured :  confident

  1. :  something positive: such as

    :  the positive degree of comparison in a language

    :  a positive form of an adjective or adverb

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