noun Also false positive .
- a test result that is incorrect because the test indicated a condition or finding that does not exist: a false-positive for syphilis.
- a person who receives this test result.
- any screening test result that incorrectly detected or classified a person or thing: A false-positive at the airport could cause you to miss your flight.
- a person or thing identified by such a test.
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Example sentences from the Web for false-positive
There was a lot of positive feedback from people interested in non-gender binary people.
But he, like many people using dating apps whatever their sexual identity, remains stoutly positive.
And the fact that satire unnerves the intolerant is evidence of its positive power.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The trials produced positive results, published in The New England Journal of Medicine in November.
And more than that—the world is ending because of the changes that many of us see as positive.
He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.
But the sheer quantity of the inflated currency and false money forces prices higher still.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
At last his anxiety reached a point where he was positive that if he received an adverse decision, it would surely kill him.
Some hidden magnetism burst from him like an aura, and his cold pasty face and light gray eyes flamed into positive beauty.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
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