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Definition of Error

Error

  1. A wandering; a roving or irregular course.
  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.
  4. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault.
  5. The difference between the approximate result and the true result; -- used particularly in the rule of double position.
  6. The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity.
  7. 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.
  8. A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact.
  9. 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.

Error Quotations

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
Voltaire

The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by prejudice.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
Swami Vivekananda

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
Hannah Arendt

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.
Dale Turner
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Error Translations

error in Afrikaans is fout
error in Danish is fejl
error in Dutch is dwaling, abuis, vergissing, fout
error in Finnish is virhe
error in French is erreur, abus
error in German is Irrtum, Irrtum
error in Italian is vizio, errore
error in Latin is lapsus, error, erratum, peccamen, mendum menda
error in Norwegian is mistak, feil
error in Portuguese is defeito, erro
error in Swedish is misstag, fel, villfarelse
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