What does error mean?

Definitions for error
ˈɛr ərer·ror

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word error.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mistake, error, faultnoun

    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"

  2. erroneousness, errornoun

    inadvertent incorrectness

  3. error, erroneous beliefnoun

    a misconception resulting from incorrect information

  4. error, misplaynoun

    (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed

  5. error, wrongdoingnoun

    departure from what is ethically acceptable

  6. error, computer errornoun

    (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

  7. error, mistakenoun

    part of a statement that is not correct

    "the book was full of errors"

Wiktionary

  1. errornoun

    The state, quality, or condition of being wrong.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  2. errornoun

    A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  3. errornoun

    A failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  4. errornoun

    The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  5. errornoun

    A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  6. errornoun

    One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  7. errorverb

    To function improperly due to an error, especially accompanied by error message.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  8. errorverb

    To show or contain an error or fault.

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

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

  9. errorverb

    To err.

    Etymology: From errour, from error, infinitive of erro. Cognate with , . More at err.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Errornoun

    a wandering; a roving or irregular course

  2. Errornoun

    a wandering or deviation from the right course or standard; irregularity; mistake; inaccuracy; something made wrong or left wrong; as, an error in writing or in printing; a clerical error

  3. Errornoun

    a departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension

  4. Errornoun

    a moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault

  5. Errornoun

    the difference between the approximate result and the true result; -- used particularly in the rule of double position

  6. Errornoun

    the difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity

  7. Errornoun

    the difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; -- sometimes called residual error

  8. Errornoun

    a mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact

  9. Errornoun

    a fault of a player of the side in the field which results in failure to put out a player on the other side, or gives him an unearned base

Freebase

  1. Error

    The word error entails different meanings and usages relative to how it is conceptually applied. The concrete meaning of the Latin word "error" is "wandering" or "straying". Unlike an illusion, an error or a mistake can sometimes be dispelled through knowledge. For example, a person who uses too much of an ingredient in a recipe and has a failed product can learn the right amount to use and avoid repeating the mistake. However, some errors can occur even when individuals have the required knowledge to perform a task correctly. Examples include forgetting to collect change after buying chocolate from a vending machine, forgetting the original document after making photocopies, and forgetting to turn the gas off after cooking a meal. Some errors occur when an individual is distracted by something else.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'error' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2653

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'error' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3762

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'error' in Nouns Frequency: #778

How to pronounce error?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of error in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of error in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of error in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Massocca:

    This was false information ; it may be incredibly difficult to ascertain whomever was selling stock at those prices, who was the guilty party. So they should cancel all trades, that would be the fair thing to do, i don't know why they are letting it trade. This is an error in regulation.

  2. Pindar:

    Wrapt up in error is the human mind, And human bliss is ever insecure; Know we what fortune yet remains behind? Know we how long the present shall endure?

  3. Isaac Asimov:

    A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.

  5. Ken Martin:

    We know for a fact in the industry that the majority of incidents involving amusement park rides is a result of human error, whether it’s from a park operator or guest, accidents don’t happen very often. But when they do, these horrible tragedies occur.

Images & Illustrations of error

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