Adjective "error" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A mistake.
  1. 'an error of judgement'
  2. 'The message is ready and short, but there are some spelling errors so remember to correct them.'
  3. 'Just because he made a mistake, an error of judgement made by a bad husband, it doesn't make him a bad politician.'
  4. 'I'd have found that funnier if it hadn't been about a spelling error.'
  5. 'In a way, Nolan makes a similar error of judgement, mistaking atmospheric darkness for thematic darkness.'
  6. 'The workman made a spelling error engraving the box and it was never sent.'
  7. 'There were errors of judgment, but the more we are made to pay for them, the less likely they are to happen again.'
  8. 'When someone makes a mistake, whether it is a spelling error or an unnecessarily long answer, be kind about it.'
  9. 'Thankfully, only one of these five made the common error of mistaking morbidity for profundity.'
  10. 'The report called the error a " serious mistake " and also revealed that the intern was sick himself when he was taking care of the patient.'
  11. 'Was this a house speciality or a spelling error?'
  12. 'the crash was caused by human error'
  13. 'Estimation error is likely to make branch lengths appear even less clocklike than they actually are.'
  14. 'Now, as a consequent of inadvertent human error, conditions are contrary to preferred expectations.'
  15. 'The common threads running through most nuclear accidents are unexpected technical conditions and human error.'
  16. 'If the button is clearly labeled, but the employee still pushes the wrong button, that is human error.'
  17. 'However, a major source of error is determination of concentration.'
  18. 'But these systems cannot cope with human error.'
  19. 'But I hope that they pause and at least consider that they might be in error, on the wrong side of history.'
  20. 'The third major category of error consists of specimen defects.'
  21. 'It was human error - the command to turn the instrument on was forgotten.'
  22. 'At some point, increasing error causes major information loss because many conformations populate the average noise sphere.'
  23. 'There is a statistically significant difference in the estimating error between estimating at WBS level one and level two.'
  24. 'We compared the Ka and Ks values computed from the three methods with their corresponding expected values and calculated their error percentages.'
  25. 'the decisions of the appeal committee disclosed no error of law'
  26. 'Is it asserted that there was jurisdictional error in making the orders of 9 March or some other basis of that?'
  27. 'The suit came to the Supreme Court on a writ of error from the District Court of Illinois brought by the plaintiff.'

More definitions

1. a deviation from accuracy or correctness; a mistake, as in action or speech: His speech contained several factual errors.

2. belief in something untrue; the holding of mistaken opinions.

3. the condition of believing what is not true: in error about the date.

4. a moral offense; wrongdoing; sin.

5. Baseball. a misplay that enables a base runner to reach base safely or advance a base, or a batter to have a turn at bat prolonged, as the dropping of a ball batted in the air, the

More examples(as adjective)

"bases can be error."

"processes can be error."

"approaches can be error."

"wills can be error."

"usings can be error."

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Middle English: via Old French from Latin error, from errare ‘to stray, err’.


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