|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.||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%|
|6.||statistics type I error See type II error|
|[C13: from Latin, from errāre to |
error er·ror (ěr'ər)
A defect or insufficiency in structure or function.
An act, an assertion, or a decision, especially one made in testing a hypothesis, that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true.