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Synonyms for false

not in accordance with the fact or reality or actuality

arising from error

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erroneous and usually accidental

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deliberately deceptive

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inappropriate to reality or facts

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not genuine or real

designed to deceive

inaccurate in pitch

adopted in order to deceive

(used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection

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in a disloyal and faithless manner

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In a situation, when 2x2 table is not given and only sensitivity, specificity, false positive rate, false negative rate and prevalence of disease are known.
Conversely, suppose the costs of a false negative are taken to be one-third the costs of a false positive.
For progressively lower P[H], the likelihood of detecting false positives increases while that of detecting false negatives decreases, so that we move toward a cautionary bias in probability criteria for less frequent hazards regardless of what values we may choose for [alpha] in relation to [beta].
Investigation of bloodstains: False negative results of the Benzedrine test.
Since there are deficiencies in a cervical screening program, reducing the Pap smear false negative rate, unfortunately, will probably have a minimal effect on reducing mortality - the ultimate public health goal.
As a result, employers are plausibly willing to tolerate a certain number of false positives for every false negative.
Productivity measures included slides screened per hour and turnaround time, while quality measures include abnormality detection rates and laboratory false negative rates.
One study included more than 80,000 slides processed with the ThinPrep Imager and reported that "High-grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions (HSIL) cases detected with Imager assistance are more likely to have had a false negative smear in the past.
Their decision was important, as the AIDS virus shows great diversity and only a peptide found in essentially all AIDS strains could ensure a minimal number of false negative results.
SDI's enrichment media stimulates the targeted pathogen to grow rapidly and become easily identified while suppressing the billions of other bacteria that typically cause cross-reactivity and false positives, or worse: a false negative which indicates no detection at all.
Its signature recognition was excellent out of the box, handling our demanding false positives, false negative and evasion tests easily, and was the only product to score 100 percent resistance to false positives out of the box, crucial for not blocking legitimate traffic.
Based on multiplex-PCR, the kits detect multiple regions of pathogen DNA and include internal and external controls, greatly reducing false positive and false negative readings.
Every false positive brings multiple federal agencies stumbling to the scene with no real plan, and every false negative risks complacency in the face of a lethal threat.
This condition may also be responsible for false negative Hybrid Capture II (HC II) test results in women who also may have had possibly pre-cancerous cervical cells.
The workbench processes MS data up to 10 times faster than alternative approaches, while greatly reducing false positive and false negative results for reliable protein identification.