English version

false positive

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfalse positiveหŒfalse หˆpositive noun [countable] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š something that is wrongly thought or shown to be a particular thing, especially after a scientific test or research ๐Ÿ”Š 50% of the 170 compounds were judged to be carcinogenic, but some of these might be false positives. ๐Ÿ”Š Many substances give false positive reactions in allergy skin testing.
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