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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

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Mahatma Gandhi

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson

Ignorance is preferable to error, and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing than he who believes what is wrong.
Thomas Jefferson

Delay is preferable to error.
Thomas Jefferson

The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.
Thomas Jefferson
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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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