Definition of cumulative error in English:

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cumulative error

noun

Statistics
An error that increases with the size of the sample revealing it.
Example sentences
  • Human error and cumulative errors are greatly reduced compared with tape measured layouts.
  • If errors continue to be serially correlated, the cumulative error will grow over time.
  • Vertical atmospheric profiles, aerosol parameters, ozone content, surface reflectance and solar angle uncertainties also contribute different and cumulative errors.

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