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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

test result that is incorrect because the test indicated a condition or finding that does not exist

Usage examples (37)
  • The impact of a false-positive result is devastating.
  • And sometimes when that happens, there are false-positive results.
  • Pesticides could also produce a similar false-positive test result.
  • First of all, they have a very high false-positive rate compared to mammograms. for more
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