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false positive

n.
A test result that is false-positive.
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false positive

n
1. (Medicine) a result in a medical test that wrongly indicates the presence of the condition being tested for
2. (Medicine) a person from whom such a result is obtained
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These false positive values degrade the interpretability of the data and decrease the accuracy of the results.
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So false positive rate of test B is b/(b+d) = 20/60 = 0.33.