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error (ˈɛrə)
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 err]

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