- a test result that is incorrect because the test failed to recognize an existing condition or finding.
- a person who receives this test result.
- any screening test result that failed to detect a person or thing being sought: Let's hope the new body scanner doesn't give us any false-negatives.
- a person or thing that is missed by such a test: Retrain your spam filter if you’re getting too many false-negatives in your inbox.
How to use false-negative in a sentence
Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And no issue should be defined by its outliers because it paints a false picture.
He has contributed to a false picture of law enforcement based on isolated injustices.
“Nothing else to do” was the most common response for why people chose to go to The Ball, though that rang a little false to me.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think part of being in the public eye is getting recognized, and dealing with positive and negative scrutiny.
Before Louis could answer in the negative, he heard voices in the adjoining garden.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.
The rest is done by cutting away two upper and four under-teeth, and substituting false ones at the desired angle.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
He was thrashed at school before the Jews and the hubshi, for the heinous crime of bringing home false reports of progress.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
I will not, therefore, say that the proposition that the value of everything equals the cost of production is false.