- An example of an error is when you add 2+2 and get 5.
- An example of error is when a mistake leads you to come to the wrong collusion and you continue to believe this incorrect conclusion.
- the state of believing what is untrue, incorrect, or wrong
- a wrong belief; incorrect opinion
- something incorrectly done through ignorance or carelessness; mistake
- a departure from the accepted moral code; transgression; wrongdoing; sin
- the difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
- the amount by which something deviates from what is required
- Baseball a misplay in fielding or throwing a ball which allows a runner to reach base or to advance to the next base: neither a wild pitch nor a passed ball is an error
- Law a mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties
- Philately a flaw in a stamp or stamps from a defect in a printing plate, a difference in color, etc.
Origin of errorMiddle English and Old French errour from Classical Latin error from errare: see err
- An act, assertion, or belief that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true.
- The condition of having incorrect or false knowledge.
- The act or an instance of deviating from an accepted code of behavior.
- A mistake.
- Mathematics The difference between a computed or measured value and a true or theoretically correct value.
- Abbr. E Baseball A defensive fielding or throwing misplay by a player when a play normally should have resulted in an out or prevented an advance by a base runner.
Origin of errorMiddle English errour from Old French from Latin error from errāre to err ; see ers- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural errors)
- (uncountable) The state, quality, or condition of being wrong.
- (countable) A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.
- (computing, countable) A failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination.
- (statistics, countable) The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.
- (baseball, countable) A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.
- (appellate law, uncountable) One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.
(third-person singular simple present errors, present participle erroring, simple past and past participle errored)
- (computing) To function improperly due to an error, especially accompanied by error message.
- The web-page took a long time to load and errored out.
- Remove that line of code and the script should stop erroring there.
- This directory errors with a "Permission denied" message.
- (telecommunications) To show or contain an error or fault.
- The block transmission errored near the start and could not be received.
- (nonstandard) To err.
error - Computer Definition
- The discrepancy between a computed, estimated, or measured value or condition and that which is true, specified, expected, or theoretically correct.
- In a computer, a discrepancy in a calculation, in a file, or in the execution of a program.
- In telecommunications, the discrepancy between data as transmitted and data as received. See also error control.
error - Legal Definition