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margin of error1

noun

the permittable or acceptable deviation from the target or a specific value; an allowance for slight error or miscalculation; an allowance for changing circumstances

Examples

There is little or no margin of error in brain surgery.

margin of error2

noun

in statistics, a measurement of the accuracy of the results of a survey

Examples

The larger the margin of error around an estimated value, the less accurate is the estimated value.

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