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Medical Term:

receiver operating characteristic curve

 

Definition:

  1. a plot of percentage of true positive results versus percentage of false positive results, usually in a trial of a diagnostic test.
  2. a graphic means of assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased people.

Synonym(s): ROC curve

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