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Error meaning

error - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. A wandering; a roving or irregular course.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension.
  4. 4. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault.
  5. 5. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity.
  6. 6. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; - used particularly in the rule of double position.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Deviation from truth or right; mistake; fault.
  11. 11. Erroneous.

error - examples of usage

  1. This was probably a printer's error. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
  2. I am anxious to correct an error, of which I feel conscious. - "Observations on the Effects of the Corn Laws, and of a Rise or Fall in the Price of Corn on the Agriculture and General Wealth of the Country", Thomas Malthus.
  3. We do not, however, admit that it was an error." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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