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specificity

[‚spes·ə′fis·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
The selective reactivity that occurs between substances, such as between an antigen and its corresponding antibody.
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In addition, it is informed by economic theory and compares the effectiveness of centralized and decentralized governance structures depending on asset specificity.
In defining sensitivity, which is usually easier to recall than the definition of specificity, we first make two consecutive positive assertions: 1.
Of the 37 patients who had benign biopsy results, MRI and BSGI were concordant in 16 patients yielding a specificity of 38 percent.
This data-driven selection of optimal cutoff values is prone to bias, meaning that it can systematically lead to overestimation of the sensitivity and specificity of the test under study.
Specificity of SV40 seroreactivity in macaques has recently been demonstrated by competitive inhibition assays (4).
2004) paper addressed the issue of cultural specificity, other papers explored psychometric issues that arose in cultural validation studies.
Further weakening any curatorial argument for the coherence of medium specificity is the show's arrangement in overlapping categories of contemporary, narrative, performance, and conceptual art.
This goes against the specificity of training principle as is relevant to getting the most out of your strength training workouts, and is good news for those whose focus is on distance racing well without sacrificing upper-body muscle strength.
Energy system specificity -- targeting football's primary energy source in training procedures.
The pH test had a sensitivity of 72% and specificity of 67%; the Pap smear, 72% sensitivity and 79% specificity.
Sensitivity and specificity were calculated for each screen and compared with the standard Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS) depression diagnosis.

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