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Meaning of ERROR

Pronunciation:  'erur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  3. [n]  inadvertent incorrectness
  4. [n]  departure from what is ethically acceptable
  5. [n]  a misconception resulting from incorrect information
  6. [n]  part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"
  7. [n]  (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

ERROR is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: computer error, erroneous belief, erroneousness, fault, misplay, mistake, mistake, wrongdoing
 See Also: algorithm error, ball, balls-up, ballup, baseball, baseball game, betise, bloomer, blooper, blot, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, cockup, confusion, corrigendum, deviation, distortion, erratum, evil, evilness, failure, flub, folly, foolishness, foul-up, fuckup, happening, hardware error, imbecility, incorrectness, incursion, lapse, literal, literal error, mess-up, miscalculation, misconception, miscue, misestimation, misprint, misreckoning, misstatement, mix-up, natural event, nonaccomplishment, nonachievement, occurrence, omission, oversight, parapraxis, programming error, renege, revoke, skip, slip, slip-up, smear, smirch, software error, spot, stain, stupidity, typo, typographical error, wrongness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

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}.

Computing Dictionary

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.

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