Definitions for "False positive"
When anti-spam software wrongly identifies a legitimate message as spam.
The second type of false report which an antiviral makes is to report the activity or presence of a internet security threat when there is not a internet security threat. A false positive is more by and largely known as a false rejection, or a type I error.
A result of a medical test that incorrectly shows a positive finding.
Keywords:  truly, absent, mammogram, psa, cancer
an abnormality that looks like cancer on a mammogram, but turns out to be normal
a PSA result that is abnormal in the absence of prostate cancer
a result that indicates cancer when there is in fact no cancer present
a benign program that has been mislabeled by an algorithm as a malicious program, while a false negative is a malicious executable that has been misclassified as a benign program
a nontarget member sequence that was misclassified as a target member sequence
(also called type I error or alpha error) - A statement that a substance is present in a sample when it is not (Keith, 1992).
Same as Type I Error.
A hit where the signal modulation is not related to the targeted activity. The sources of false positives include, random or systematic errors in liquid handling, spectrophotometric or fluorescence interference of the assay signal by chemical compounds, reagent instability etc. It is important to note that false positives can be reproducible when they are not related to random errors (as in the case of compound interference).
where a keyword has been found in an incorrect set of circumstances e.g. a search on “teen” discovers the word “springsteen”).
When our data leads us to believe something is true when it is in fact untrue.
A research methodology concept that refers to the risk of making a prediction about an event/individual that may not be true.
an unlikely defence as they use quite sophisticated methods to detect THC levels
Keywords:  isn, wrong, reasons, happen, anti
a model that gives us the correct answer for the wrong reasons (e
Anti-virus programs can sometimes report that a machine is infected when it isnâ€(tm)t. This can happen for a variety reasons including installing two anti-virus programs on the same machine.
Keywords:  certainties, confident, sense, own
a too confident sense of our own certainties
a plaintext that looked interesting to the hardware, but which actually isn't a solution to the problem
Keywords:  deemed, relevant, hit, search, one
a hit that is deemed not relevant for one's search
an indication of toxicity when there is no physical or chemical characteristic of the sample (e