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.
- False relation
noun 1. (music) a harmonic clash that occurs when a note in one part sounds simultaneously with or immediately before or after its chromatically altered (sharpened or flattened) equivalent appearing in another part Also called (esp US) cross relation
[fawls] /fɔls/ adjective, falser, falsest. 1. not true or correct; erroneous: a false statement. 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive: a false impression. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. based on mistaken, erroneous, or inconsistent impressions, […]