noun Also false negative.

  1. Medicine/Medical.
    1. a test result that is incorrect because the test failed to recognize an existing condition or finding.
    2. a person who receives this test result.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.


  1. pertaining to or being a false-negative.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

52 queries 1.984