Meaning of ERROR in English


noun Etymology: Middle English errour, from Anglo-French, from Latin ~, from errare Date: 13th century 1. an act or condition of ignorant or imprudent deviation from a code of behavior, an act involving an unintentional deviation from truth or accuracy , an act that through ignorance, deficiency, or accident departs from or fails to achieve what should be done , a defensive misplay other than a wild pitch or passed ball made by a baseball player when normal play would have resulted in an out or prevented an advance by a base runner, the failure of a player (as in tennis) to make a successful return of a ball during play, a mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact, 2. the quality or state of erring , illusion about the nature of reality that is the cause of human suffering ; the contradiction of truth, an instance of false belief, something produced by mistake , 4. the difference between an observed or calculated value and a true value, the amount of deviation from a standard or specification, a deficiency or imperfection in structure or function , ~less adjective Synonyms: see: ~

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