Definition of error :
1. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension.
2. 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.
3. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact.
4. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault.
5. 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.
6. A wandering; a roving or irregular course.
7. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity.
8. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; - used particularly in the rule of double position.
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.
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error (part of speech: noun)
fault, misconception, misestimation, defect, inaccuracy, typo, misprint, distortion, blunder, misconstruction, slip, fallacy, flaw, aberration, falsehood, mistake, misjudgment, oversight, miscalculation, gaffe
wrongness (part of speech: noun)
- How much error should I have avoided! - "Valerie", Frederick Marryat.
- " 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", George Meredith.
- The error is mine. - "A Son of the Immortals", Louis Tracy.