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Definitions of error

  1. ( computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer
  2. a misconception resulting from incorrect information
  3. inadvertent incorrectness
  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"
  5. ( baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  6. part of a statement that is not correct; " the book was full of errors"
  7. A wandering; a roving or irregular course.
  8. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension.
  9. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault.
  10. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity.
  11. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact.
  12. 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.
  13. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; - used particularly in the rule of double position.
  14. False belief; mistake; blunder; an inaccuracy.
  15. 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.
  16. Deviation from truth or right; mistake; fault.
  17. Erroneous.
  18. A mistake; fault; transgression.
  19. 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.
  20. A deviation from truth; a sin or transgression; a blunder.
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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
  3. In their mutual error there is to both matter of important warning. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  4. That wasn't an error of will, but of judgment. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  5. And yet, when he came again, after five years, perhaps that, too, was an error of judgment. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  6. I could therefore confess nothing to Charette, and told him that he had fallen into a great error, and that I have and can lay claim to no other honor than of being the nephew of the Prince de Conde. – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  7. It is not the same as that of air, but the difference is so slight that it is practically within the limits of observation error; so small is the difference that there is no 'rainbow' effect. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  8. Pray thee say I am not doing wrong, or making any error. – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  9. But this, if it was an error, was certainly not an error to be ashamed of. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  10. It would be a great error to imagine such to have been the cause. – Irish Race in the Past and the Present by Aug. J. Thebaud
  11. " Just there you are a bit in error. – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  12. There was something very sad, she thought, an expression of pain upon his face which she noted and which led her into a very natural error. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  13. In the first place a common error must be set right. – The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott
  14. Mr. Flam said: " I should be sorry, Dr. Barlow, to find out at this time of day that I have been all my life long in an error." – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  15. The young prince drew himself up proudly, and answered decisively: No, Hartmut, you are in error there! – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  16. And so of error. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  17. It may be that I am not very wise - and yet I think I am - but you seem to me like one who has lost his way and made a great error in life. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  18. It will be called an Error in Judgment. – The Original Writings of Samuel Adams, Volume 4 by Samuel Adams
  19. On discovering the error, she attempted to keep off, but, in so doing, struck the lower end of the shoal. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
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