- The definition of an error is a mistake or the state of being wrong.
- 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.
error definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English and amp; Old French errour ; from Classical Latin error ; from errare: see err
- errorless adjective
error definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English errour, from Old French, from Latin error, from errāre, to err; see ers- in Indo-European roots.
- erˈror·less adjective
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
error - Medical Definition
- A defect or insufficiency in structure or function.
- An act, assertion, or decision, especially one made in testing a hypothesis, that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true.