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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

Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.
Louis Aragon

If I err in belief that the souls of men are immortal, I gladly err, nor do I wish this error which gives me pleasure to be wrested from me while I live.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

At a time when we're having to take such difficult decisions about how to cut back without damaging the things that matter the most, we should strain every sinew to cut error, waste and fraud.
David Cameron

Error is discipline through which we advance.
William Ellery Channing
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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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