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error English Thesaurus

the common error of calling schizophrenia a split personality

error bar British & World English

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

error-free British & World English

Containing no mistakes; faultless

error-prone British & World English

Tending to make or cause errors

hard error British & World English

An error or hardware fault causing failure of a program or operating system, especially one that gives no option of recovery

error message British & World English

A message displayed on a monitor screen or printout indicating that an incorrect instruction has been given or that there is an error resulting from faulty software or hardware

error-ridden British & World English

Full of mistakes

random error British & World English

An error in measurement caused by factors which vary from one measurement to another

syntax error British & World English

A character or string incorrectly placed in a command or instruction that causes a failure in execution

clerical error British & World English

A mistake made in copying or writing out a document

sampling error British & World English

Error in a statistical analysis arising from the unrepresentativeness of the sample taken

schoolboy error British & World English

A very basic or foolish mistake

standard error British & World English

A measure of the statistical accuracy of an estimate, equal to the standard deviation of the theoretical distribution of a large population of such estimates

unforced error British & World English

A mistake made on an easy shot by a competitor in a nonpressure situation

bit error rate British & World English

The rate at which errors occur in the transmission of digital data

cumulative error British & World English

An error that increases with the size of the sample revealing it

error correction British & World English

The automatic correction of errors that arise from the incorrect transmission of digital data

systematic error British & World English

An error having a non-zero mean, so that its effect is not reduced when observations are averaged

margin of error British & World English

A small amount that is allowed for in case of miscalculation or change of circumstances

trial and error British & World English

The process of experimenting with various methods of doing something until one finds the most successful

see the error of one's ways British & World English

Realize or acknowledge one’s wrongdoing

margin British & World English

An amount of something included so as to be sure of success or safety

in error in error English Thesaurus

£86 million of tax was collected in error

margin of error in margin British & World English

A small amount that is allowed for in case of miscalculation or change of circumstances

trial and error in trial British & World English

The process of experimenting with various methods of doing something until one finds the most successful

category mistake British & World English

The error of assigning to something a quality or action which can only properly be assigned to things of another category, for example treating abstract concepts as though they had a physical location

category error in category mistake British & World English

The error of assigning to something a quality or action which can only properly be assigned to things of another category, for example treating abstract concepts as though they had a physical location


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