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random error

noun, Statistics.
an error that has a random distribution and can be attributed to chance.
Compare systematic error.
Origin of random error
1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for random error
  • 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.
Contemporary definitions for random error

a measurement mistake caused by the factors that vary from one measurement to another; a statistical error due to chance's 21st Century Lexicon
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