Definition of False Positiveon 2011/09/01 at 12:28 PM
What is a False Positive?
When an evaluation incorrectly communicates an affirmative, positive, result. Or a positive test result in a subject that does not possess the attribute for which the test is being conducted.
An observer might be "crying wolf" with no wolf actual in sight. False Positive errors can be seen as the errors of extreme skepticism.