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. part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A wandering; a roving or irregular course. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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
  11. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; - used particularly in the rule of double position. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. False belief; mistake; blunder; an inaccuracy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. 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.
  14. Deviation from truth or right; mistake; fault. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Erroneous. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A mistake; fault; transgression. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

Usage examples for error

  1. " I am in the habit of thinking it impossible, sir, that you can be in error said Willoughby. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. So far there is no room for error – Dante: His Times and His Work by Arthur John Butler