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false

(Disloyal), adjective apostatizing, corrupt, disaffected, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-tongued, faithless, false hearted, fickle, hypocritical, inconstant, insincere, knavish, perfidious, perfidus, recreant, roguish, tergiversating, traitorous, treacherous, treasonable, treasonous, trothless, two-faced, undependable, unfaithful, unprincipled, unreliable, unscrupulous, untrue, untrustworthy

false

(Inaccurate), adjective abounding in error, contrary to fact, deceiving, deceptive, delusive, deeoid of truth, distorted, erroneous, fallacious, faulty, fictitious, groundless, improper, in error, incorrect, invalid, misleading, mistaken, truthless, unfounded, unreliable, unsound, untrue, unveracious, wrong
Associated concepts: altered, false advertising, false and maaicious, false and misleading, false arrest, false check, false entry, false imprisonment, false information, false instrument, false oath, false personation, false pretense, false reports, false representation, false statement, false swearing, false testimony, false writing, knowingly false, materially false

false

(Not genuine), adjective artificial, assumed, bogus, copied, counterfeit, deceitful, deceptive, designed to deceive, factitious, fake, feigned, fictus, forged, fraudulent, given to deceit, imitation, intentionally unnrue, make believe, misrepresentative, mock, pretend, pseudo, sham, simulated, spurious, subditus, substitute, unreal
Associated concepts: false checks, false claim, false preeenses, false representation, false statement, false swearing, false witness
See also: artificial, assumed, baseless, bogus, colorable, deceptive, delusive, dishonest, disingenuous, erroneous, faithless, fallacious, faulty, feigned, fictitious, fraudulent, ill-founded, illusory, imitation, immoral, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, insidious, lying, mendacious, meretricious, perfidious, recreant, sophistic, specious, spurious, unfounded, unreliable, unscrupulous, unsound, unsustainable, untenable, untrue, untrustworthy
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We developed Octava Pink to address a serious shortcoming of mammography-the high rate of false negative results," said Professor Benjamin Piura, MD, FRCOG, chief medical officer of Eventus Diagnostics and professor emeritus of obstetrics and gynecology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Suppose now that the costs of a false negative are taken to be three times the costs of a false positive.
The real problem is in deciding how precautionary to be in the face of inevitable uncertainties, demanding that we understand the equally inevitable false positives and false negatives from screening evidence.
Both techniques are associated with a reduction in the false negative rate.
As a result, employers are plausibly willing to tolerate a certain number of false positives for every false negative.
In retrospect, physicians find that as many as two-thirds of all false negative mammograms show subtle evidence of cancer that interpreters overlooked, Doi's team reports.
But PSA tests often give false positive results, indicating cancer when none exists, or false negative results, concealing the disease.
The authors also added that there were no false negative Pap tests in this series.
While the test has proven to be an effective screening method for large populations of women, poor sample techniques and human error in analyzing the Pap smear have led to an unacceptably high false negative rate (a Pap smear diagnosed as negative when, in fact, pre-cancerous or cancerous conditions are present).
Okunieff showed that NMR yields a false negative rate of 56 percent and a false positive rate of 52 percent.
Until now, patients who showed elevated serum PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels but had negative biopsy results were faced with a dilemma: Is the biopsy a false negative, or is the PSA elevated for reasons other than cancer?