a situation in which a person is forced to act or seems to be acting against his principles or interests
[fawls-poz-i-tiv] /ˈfɔlsˈpɒz ɪ tɪv/ noun, Also, false positive 1. Medicine/Medical. 2. adjective 3. pertaining to or being a false-positive: The test has a false-positive rate of 4%. noun, adjective See false positive
- False-positive reaction
false-positive reaction n. An erroneous or mistakenly positive response.
- False pretences
plural noun 1. (criminal law) a former name for deception See obtaining by deception 2. a similar misrepresentation used to obtain anything, such as trust or affection (esp in the phrase under false pretences)
plural noun 1. a deliberate misrepresentation of facts, as to obtain title to money or property. 2. the use of such misrepresentation.