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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Error  \Er"ror\,  n.  [OF.  error,  errur,  F.  erreur  L.  error,  fr 
  errare  to  err.  See  {Err}.] 
  1.  A  wandering;  a  roving  or  irregular  course.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  rest  of  his  journey,  his  error  by  sea.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  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.  A  departing  or  deviation  from  the  truth;  falsity;  false 
  notion;  wrong  opinion;  mistake;  misapprehension. 
 
  H?  judgment  was  often  in  error,  though  his  candor 
  remained  unimpaired.  --Bancroft. 
 
  4.  A  moral  offense;  violation  of  duty;  a  sin  or 
  transgression;  iniquity;  fault.  --Ps.  xix.  12. 
 
  5.  (Math.)  The  difference  between  the  approximate  result  and 
  the  true  result;  --  used  particularly  in  the  rule  of 
  double  position. 
 
  6.  (Mensuration) 
  a  The  difference  between  an  observed  value  and  the  true 
  value  of  a  quantity. 
  b  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}. 
 
  7.  (Law.)  A  mistake  in  the  proceedings  of  a  court  of  record 
  in  matters  of  law  or  of  fact 
 
  8.  (Baseball)  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. 
 
  {Law  of  error},  or  {Law  of  frequency  of  error}  (Mensuration), 
  the  law  which  expresses  the  relation  between  the  magnitude 
  of  an  error  and  the  frequency  with  which  that  error  will 
  be  committed  in  making  a  large  number  of  careful 
  measurements  of  a  quantity. 
 
  {Probable  error}.  (Mensuration)  See  under  {Probable}. 
 
  {Writ  of  error}  (Law),  an  original  writ,  which  lies  after 
  judgment  in  an  action  at  law,  in  a  court  of  record,  to 
  correct  some  alleged  error  in  the  proceedings,  or  in  the 
  judgment  of  the  court.  --Bouvier.  Burrill 
 
  Syn:  Mistake;  fault;  blunder;  failure;  fallacy;  delusion; 
  hallucination;  sin.  See  {Blunder}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  error 
  n  1:  a  wrong  action  attributable  to  bad  judgment  or  ignorance  or 
  inattention;  "the  fault  was  all  mine"  [syn:  {mistake},  {fault}] 
  2:  inadvertent  incorrectness  [syn:  {erroneousness}] 
  3:  a  misconception  resulting  from  incorrect  information  [syn:  {erroneous 
  belief}] 
  4:  (baseball)  a  failure  of  a  defensive  player  to  make  an  out 
  when  normal  play  would  have  sufficed  [syn:  {misplay}] 
  5:  departure  from  what  is  ethically  acceptable  [syn:  {wrongdoing}] 
  6:  part  of  a  statement  that  is  not  correct;  "the  book  was  full 
  of  errors"  [syn:  {mistake}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  error 
 
  1.  A  discrepancy  between  a  computed,  observed,  or  measured 
  value  or  condition  and  the  true,  specified,  or  theoretically 
  correct  value  or  condition. 
 
  2.    A  mental  mistake  made  by  a  programmer  that 
  may  result  in  a  program  {fault}. 
 
  3.  verb  What  a  program  does  when  it  stops  as  result  of  a 
  programming  error. 
 
  (2000-03-28) 
 
 




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