personal equation

noun
the tendency to personal bias that accounts for variation in interpretation or approach and for which allowance must be made.

Origin:
1835–45

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personal equation
 
n
1.  the variation or error in observation or judgment caused by individual characteristics
2.  the allowance made for such variation

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personal equation n.
A constant but slight error in judgment, perceptual response, or action that is specific to an individual and is so constant that it is usually possible to allow for it when assessing that person's statements or conclusions, thus arriving at approximate exactness.

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In each instance the influence of the personal equation becomes recognizable.
Where and when are obviously important factors in that personal equation.
The personal equation was as important in this case as in any other.
It is still a story of the chase, but the personal equation has been removed.
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