error error  /ˈɛ rər/


  1. (n) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
  2. (n) inadvertent incorrectness
  3. (n) a misconception resulting from incorrect information
  4. (n) (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  5. (n) departure from what is ethically acceptable
  6. (n) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer
  7. (n) part of a statement that is not correct


  • The margin of error is higher for subgroups.


  1. Court isolates plea deals from judges' error

    WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Thursday unanimously threw out an appeals court ruling that said a judge's advice to plead guilty was a harmful error.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Human error cause of mistake on LEISD election ballot

    Human error caused the order of candidates to be incorrectly listed on ballots for the recent Little Elm Independent School District school board election.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Little Elm Journal

  3. Error led to water quality concern in Ponchatoula

    Ponchatoula officials say an error in the state's collection or testing procedures caused worries among some residents that the city's water contained levels of a chemical far in excess of that considered acceptable by environmental officials.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WDSU New Orleans

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  1. But "the error is mine and I should bear the responsibility," Souder said.
    on May 19, 2010 By: Mark Souder Source: Toronto Sun

  2. "If what I did was an error in judgment on my part, I apologize," Pettitte said in a statement released by his agent on Saturday. "I accept responsibility for those two days."
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Andy Pettitte Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Needless to say, your margin for error is extremely limited," Goodell wrote in a letter when Vick was allowed back into the league.
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Roger Goodell Source: National Football Post

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