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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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Similar to results on false negatives, among persons who report Medicaid coverage in the CPS ASEC, women are less likely than men to give a false-positive response with about 29% lower odds.
Specificity of some rapid kits has increased due to the use of synthetic antigens and due to decrease false negative results therefore the performance of the rapid kits are satisfactory.8 ICT can be used in blood banks with limited facilities because it is rapid and cheap.
NPV = (Specificity x q)/(False negative x p) + (Specificity x q)
Negative Predictive Value= True Negative X 100 / False Negative + True Negative
A false negative MRSA diagnosis can have serious or fatal consequences.
A false negative result means the test shows an athlete has recovered from a concussion when they're actually still experiencing effects from the injury.
When a case becomes a false positive or false negative, a forecasting error has been made, and there are costs associated with each.
(3) There are true negatives (TN), which are defined as children for whom no referral was made and who are not maltreated; true negatives are the equivalent to what is sometimes called a "correct rejection." (4) There are false negatives (FN), which are defined as children for whom no referral was made but who are in fact neglected or abused; a false negative is sometimes called a "miss" (or Type II error; Neyman & Pearson, 1933, 1936).
There was one false negative on the T1 MRI sequence, but otherwise no other discrepancy between MRI and PET.
HA interference is a known interference factor in diagnostic assays, often causing false positive or false negative results.