has a range of applications to a range of real life situations, for example, a false negative in diagnostics may have a condition but the diagnostic instrument used to identify that condition states they do not.

FALSE NEGATIVE: "With respect to medical diagnosis, where a patient does in fact have a condition but the apparatus to diagnose is disagrees, there is a false negative."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FALSE NEGATIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-negative/ (accessed April 17, 2021).