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Definitions of error

  1. (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a misconception resulting from incorrect information Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. inadvertent incorrectness Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. departure from what is ethically acceptable Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. A wandering; a roving or irregular course. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A wandering or deviation from the right course or standard; irregularity; mistake; inaccuracy; something made wrong or left wrong; as, an error in writing or in printing; a clerical error. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A fault of a player of the side in the field which results in failure to put out a player on the other side, or gives him an unearned base. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; - used particularly in the rule of double position. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; - sometimes called residual error. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. False belief; mistake; blunder; an inaccuracy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. A wandering or deviation from the truth; a mistake in judgment by which men assent to or believe what is not true; a mistake as to matter of fact; a misapprehension; as, "In my mind he was guilty of no error, he was chargeable with no exaggeration, he was betrayed by his fancy into no metaphor, who once said, that all we see about us, King, Lords, and Commons, the whole machinery of the state, all the apparatus of the system, and its varied workings, end in simply bringing twelve good men into a box."-Brougham: a mistake made in writing, printing, or other performance; an inaccuracy; an oversight; falsity; as, a clerical error, an error in a declaration: a wandering; excursion; irregular course; as, a transgression of law or duty; a mistake in conduct; a fault; a sin; iniquity; transgression; as, "Who can understand his errors t cleanse thou me from secret faults."-Ps. xix. 12; in law, a mistake in the proceedings of a court of record either in fact or in law, entitling the unsuccessful party to have the case reviewed; proceedings in error were abolished in civil cases by the Judicature Act of 1875, appeal being substituted; but they may still be taken in criminal cases, for which the court of review is the Queen's Bench-an appeal in error is made by means of an original writ, called a writ of error: in astron. the difference between the places of any of the heavenly bodies as determined by calculation and by observation: in math. The difference between the result of any operation and the true result. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Deviation from truth or right; mistake; fault. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. Erroneous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A mistake; fault; transgression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A wandering or deviation from the truth; a mistake in judgment, by which men assent to what is not true; a mistake made in writing or other performance; deviation from law, justice, or right; mistake in conduct; sin, iniquity, or transgression; a mistake in pleading or in judgment; a difference or divergence to be allowed for. A writ of error, a writ founded on an alleged error in judgment, which carries the suit to another tribunal for redress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A deviation from truth; a sin or transgression; a blunder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; -- used particularly in the rule of double position. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. The difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; -- sometimes called residual error. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. 1. A discrepancy between a computed, observed, or measuredvalue or condition and the true, specified, or theoreticallycorrect value or condition.2. A mental mistake made by a programmer thatmay result in a program fault.3. (verb) What a program does when it stops as result of aprogramming error. foldoc_fs
  27. Mistake, as make, commit, an e., CLERICAL e.; condition of erring in opinion; wrong opinion; e. of a planet, difference between its observed& calculated positions; (Law) writ of e. (to procure reversal of judgment on ground of e.); transgression. Hence errorless n. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. A failure, a mischance, a going astray. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  29. n. [Latin] A wandering or deviation from the right course or standard;—want of truth; inaccuracy;—violation of law or duty;—departure from the ordinary or appointed course;—blunder; mistake; misapprehension; transgression; iniquity; fault. Cabinet Dictionary
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