Definition of systematic error in English:

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systematic error

noun

Statistics
An error having a non-zero mean, so that its effect is not reduced when observations are averaged.
Example sentences
  • Randomization eliminates the effects of systematic errors in many experiments.
  • The trade-off is therefore between systematic error and random error.
  • The order of measurements was randomized to help eliminate systematic errors resulting from metabolism of glucose in vitro.
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