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. part of a statement that is not correct; " the book was full of errors"
  5. A wandering; a roving or irregular course.
  6. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension.
  7. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault.
  8. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity.
  9. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact.
  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.
  11. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; - used particularly in the rule of double position.
  12. False belief; mistake; blunder; an inaccuracy.
  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.
  14. Deviation from truth or right; mistake; fault.
  15. Erroneous.
  16. A mistake; fault; transgression.
  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.
  18. A deviation from truth; a sin or transgression; a blunder.