random error

noun Statistics.
an error that has a random distribution and can be attributed to chance.


Origin:
1935–40

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Main Entry:  random error
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a measurement mistake caused by the factors that vary from one measurement to another; a statistical error due to chance
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When applying a strategy, choice is reduced in order to reduce the effect of random error.
There will be random error in the measurements almost any time things need to be measured.
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