be spurious
index bear false witness

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  • Spurious relationship — In statistics, a spurious relationship (or, sometimes, spurious correlation or spurious regression) is a mathematical relationship in which two events or variables have no direct causal connection, yet it may be wrongly inferred that they do, due …   Wikipedia

  • spurious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. false, counterfeit, sham, specious; bastard, illegitimate. See deception, error, falsehood. Ant., accurate, true. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. counterfeit, apocryphal, deceptive; see artificial 1 ,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Spurious trip level — (STL) is defined as a discrete level for specifying the spurious trip requirements of safety functions to be allocated to safety systems. An STL of 1 means that this safety function has the highest level of spurious trips. The higher the STL… …   Wikipedia

  • Spurious wakeup — In the POSIX thread API, the function pthread cond wait is used to wait on a condition variable. A naive programmer might expect that when a thread returns from this function, the condition associated with the condition variable will be true.… …   Wikipedia

  • spurious — adjective an attempt to be excused due to some spurious medical condition Syn: bogus, fake, false, counterfeit, forged, fraudulent, sham, artificial, imitation, simulated, feigned, deceptive, misleading, specious; informal phony, pretend Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • spurious — [[t]spjʊ͟əriəs[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) Something that is spurious seems to be genuine, but is false. He was arrested in 1979 on spurious corruption charges... Quite a lot of allegations of misjustice are spurious. Syn: bogus,… …   English dictionary

  • spurious bank-bill — A bill which may be a legitimate impression from the genuine plate, but it must have the signatures of persons not the officers of the bank whence it purports to have issued, or else the names of fictitious persons. It may also be an illegitimate …   Black's law dictionary

  • spurious bill — A bank bill either signed by persons who are not officers of the bank whence it purports to have issued, or by the names of fictitious persons. A bill may be both counterfeit and forged, or both counterfeit and spurious, but it cannot be both… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Spurious emission — A spurious emission is any radio frequency not deliberately created or transmitted, especially in a device which normally does create other frequencies. A harmonic or other signal outside a transmitter s assigned channel would be considered a… …   Wikipedia

  • spurious — spu|ri|ous [ˈspjuəriəs US ˈspjur ] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: spurius, from Latin (noun), child of unmarried parents ] 1.) a spurious statement, argument etc is not based on facts or good thinking and is likely to be incorrect ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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