- 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 definition of an error is a mistake or the state of being wrong.
- 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
A mistake as to facts or law.harmless error
A mistake by the judge that does not interfere with a party’s rights or remedies, and that therefore does not warrant reversal of the decision.plain error
An error that is so obvious and causes such an adverse effect, that an appeals court reverses a decision despite the affected party’s failure to object to it during trial.reversible error
A mistake by the judge that adversely affects a party’s rights or remedies, and is, therefore, grounds for reversal on appeal.