Error definition

ĕrər
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The condition of having incorrect or false knowledge.
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A mistake.
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The act or an instance of deviating from an accepted code of behavior.
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An act, assertion, or belief that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true.
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(mathematics) The difference between a computed or measured value and a true or theoretically correct value.
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(law) A mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties.
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A departure from the accepted moral code; transgression; wrongdoing; sin.
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(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.
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A wrong belief; incorrect opinion.
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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.

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The state of believing what is untrue, incorrect, or wrong.
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A mistake as to facts or law.
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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.
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Something incorrectly done through ignorance or carelessness; mistake.
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The discrepancy between a computed, estimated, or measured value or condition and that which is true, specified, expected, or theoretically correct.
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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.
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In a computer, a discrepancy in a calculation, in a file, or in the execution of a program.
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(uncountable) The state, quality, or condition of being wrong.
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​(statistics, countable) The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.
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(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.

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(telecommunications) To show or contain an error or fault.

The block transmission errored near the start and could not be received.

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(nonstandard) To err.
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In telecommunications, the discrepancy between data as transmitted and data as received. See also error control.
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(countable) A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.
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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.
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A mistake by the judge that adversely affects a party’s rights or remedies, and is, therefore, grounds for reversal on appeal.
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(computing, countable) A failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination.
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(baseball, countable) A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.
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(appellate law, uncountable) One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.
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(philately) A flaw in a stamp or stamps from a defect in a printing plate, a difference in color, etc.
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The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics.
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The amount by which something deviates from what is required.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
error
Plural:
errors

Origin of error

  • Middle English errour from Old French from Latin error from errāre to err ers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English errour, from Latin error (“wandering about”), infinitive of errō (“to wander, to err”). Cognate with Gothic [script?] (airzei, “error”), Gothic [script?] (airzjan, “to lead astray”). More at err.

    From Wiktionary