Glossary F

The Environmental Glossary. Letter F +++ 'Frontier environmental worldview', 'Fuel', 'Finding'
factory ships are industrial-style ships used for the large-scale collection and processing of fish.

Deutsch: Fruchtfolge / Español: Rotación de cultivos / Português: Rotação de culturas / Français: Rotation culturale -/ Italiano: Rotazione delle colture 

The term fallow may refer to any of the following:


  • a possible stage in crop rotation wherein land is deliberately not used for raising crops as part of a larger crop rotation plan, or as a method of conserving moisture (called summer fallow) in dryland farming. So the ground is ploughed but not seeded.
  • Fallow, a pale shade of brown, named after the color of sandy soil in fallow fields
  • fallow deer (dama dama), so named because of its pale brown color
  • Fallow, the 1997 folk-punk debut album of the Canadian band, The Weakerthans

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A False Acceptance Decision Error is a result that occurs as a decision maker accepts the null hypothesis (baseline condition) when it is actually false; also can be referred to as a false negative decision error or a Type II error.
False Negative is the name of a result that occurs when the sample or environmental condition is reported not to contain an analyte, microorganism, etc., when the sample actually does.
A False Negative Decision Error is a result that occurs when the decision maker accepts the null hypothesis (baseline condition) when it is really false; also called a Type II error.
The False Positive is a result that occurs when a sample is reported to contain an analyte, microorganism, etc., when it actually does not contain the analyte.
A False Positive Decision Error is a result that occurs as a decision maker rejects the null hypothesis (baseline condition) when it is really true; also called a Type I error.
The False Rejection Decision Error is a result that occurs when a decision maker rejects the null hypothesis (baseline condition) when it is really true; also known as a Type I error. Occasionally may be called a false positive decision error.
A family planning is a system of limiting family size and the Frequency of childbearing by the appropriate use of contraceptive techniques.

Famine is the widespread malnutrition and starvation in a particular area because of a shortage of food, usually caused by drought, war, flood, earthquake, or other catastrophic events that disrupt food production and distribution.