1. An act, assertion, or belief that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true.
2. The condition of having incorrect or false knowledge.
3. The act or an instance of deviating from an accepted code of behavior.
4. A mistake.
5. Mathematics The difference between a computed or measured value and a true or theoretically correct value.
6. 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.
1. a mistake or inaccuracy, as in action or speech: a typing error.
2. an incorrect belief or wrong judgment
3. the condition of deviating from accuracy or correctness, as in belief, action, or speech: he was in error about the train times.
4. deviation from a moral standard; wrongdoing: he saw the error of his ways.
5. (Statistics) maths statistics a measure of the difference between some quantity and an approximation to or estimate of it, often expressed as a percentage: an error of 5%.
[C13: from Latin, from errāre to err]
1. a deviation from accuracy or correctness; mistake.
2. the holding of mistaken opinions.
3. the condition of believing what is not true: I was in error about the date.
4. a moral offense.
5. a baseball misplay allowing a batter to reach base or a runner to advance.
6. the difference between the observed or approximately determined value and the true value of a quantity in mathematics or statistics.
7. Law. a mistake in a matter of fact or law in a case tried in a court of record.
8. a postage stamp distinguished by an imperfection, as in design.
[1250–1300; Middle English
An error is a mistake.
The doctor committed an appalling error of judgement.
…errors in grammar.
You can say that something is done in error. This is a fairly formal use.
They had arrested him in error.
Another village had been wiped out in error.
In conversation, you usually say that something is done by mistake.
I opened the door into the library by mistake.
|Noun||1.||error – a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; “he made a bad mistake”; “she was quick to point out my errors”; “I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults”blot
– an act that brings discredit to the person who does it; “he made a huge blot on his copybook”
– a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another; “he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw”
– the mistake of incurring liability or blame
– the mistake of misrepresenting the facts
– a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
– (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)
– an embarrassing mistake
– the mistake of not following suit when able to do so
|2.||error – inadvertent incorrectnessdeviation
– the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
|3.||error – a misconception resulting from incorrect information|
|4.||error – (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficedfailure
– an act that fails; “his failure to pass the test”
– a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; “he played baseball in high school”; “there was a baseball game on every empty lot”; “there was a desire for National League ball in the area”; “play ball!”
|5.||error – departure from what is ethically acceptableevilness
– the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice; “attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world”
|6.||error – (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computercomputer science
– the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
– error resulting from a malfunction of some physical component of the computer
– error resulting from the choice of the wrong algorithm or method for achieving the intended result
|7.||error – part of a statement that is not correct; “the book was full of errors”|
noun mistake, slip, fault, blunder, flaw, boob (Brit. slang), delusion, oversight, misconception, fallacy, inaccuracy, howler (informal), bloomer (Brit. informal), boner (slang), miscalculation, misapprehension, solecism, erratum NASA discovered a mathematical error in its calculations.in error accidentally, casually, unexpectedly, incidentally, by accident, by chance, inadvertently, unwittingly, randomly, unconsciously, by mistake, unintentionally, haphazardly, fortuitously, undesignedly The plane was shot down in error by a NATO missile.
“Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense” [Henry St. John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke Reflections upon Exile]
An act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true:
An erroneous or false idea:
(ˈerə) 1. noun
the state of being mistaken.
I did it in error. erro erehdys keliru 오판 per vergissing غلطى ข้อผิดพลาด 出錯 出错
n. error, falta, equivocación.
n error m; inborn — of metabolism error innato or congénito del metabolismo; laboratory — error de laboratorio; medication — error de medicación; refractive — error refractivo