Definition of error bar in English:

error bar

Syllabification: er·ror bar

noun

Mathematics
A line through a point on a graph, parallel to one of the axes, which represents the uncertainty or error of the corresponding coordinate of the point.
More example sentences
  • The error bar at bottom corresponds to 1.0 substitution per site.
  • The large error bar results from uncertainties in the determination of the double integrated spectra due to the poor signal/noise ratio and particularly due to baseline artifacts.
  • Each plot is a mean frequency of 8-12 lines, where each line has five replicates, and the error bar indicates one standard deviation.

More definitions of error bar

Definition of error bar in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day wiseacre
Pronunciation: ˈwīzˌākər
noun
a know-it-all…