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In binary testing, e.g. a medical diagnostic test for a certain disease, specificity is the proportion of true negatives of all the negative samples tested, that is
<math>{\rm specificity}=\frac{\rm number\ of\ true\ negatives}{{\rm number\ of\ true\ negatives}+{\rm number\ of\ false\ positives}}.</math>

See binary classification.

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