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Why's the true positive rate termed Sensitivity and true negative rate Specificity, not vice versa? [closed]

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Closed as off topic by Peter Taylor‭ on Sep 2, 2021 at 22:39

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  1. To wit, what's "Sensitive" about True Positive Rates, and "Specific" about True Negative Rates?

  2. Why weren't these Metaphors or Imports reversed? Why wasn't "Sensitive" termed to signify True Negative Rates, and "Specific" True Positive Rates instead?

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