FALSE POSITIVE

is considered the binary opposite to a false negative where in diagnostics for example, an individual may not actually have a condition but a piece of equipment clearly indicates they do indeed have that condition.

FALSE POSITIVE: "With respect to medical diagnosis, where a patient doesnt have a condition but the apparatus to diagnose is disagrees, there is a false positive."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FALSE POSITIVE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/false-positive/ (accessed November 21, 2017).
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