False Positives and False Negatives

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Interpreting
Description
“A false positive error, or in short false positive, commonly called a ‘false alarm’, is a result that indicates a given condition has been fulfilled, when it actually has not been fulfilled…A false negative error, or in short false negative, is where a test result indicates that a condition failed, while it actually was successful, i.e. erroneously no effect has been assumed.”
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Source
Gabriel Weinberg's Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful