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Error appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • I prevent Lu’s error: result never pi.
  • Nurses send: "Does a clone (Evita, genetic error) recite negative enol case oddnesses?… Run!"
  • "One vital error!" retaliates Rohan, a cosy baby, "So can a horse tail a terror relative… no?"
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The word ERROR can be typed using only the top row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard.

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun error:


Error is sometimes a misspelling of ere.

The word error and its family (erroneous, erroneously, errors) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun error

What does error mean as a name of something?

Error is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: errors

  1. a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
  2. inadvertent incorrectness
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of error: erroneousness
    • more generic words: incorrectness / wrongness = the quality of not conforming to fact or truth
    • more specific word: deviation = the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
  3. a misconception resulting from incorrect information
  4. (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
  5. departure from what is ethically acceptable
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonym of error: wrongdoing
    • more generic words: evil / evilness = the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
  6. (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer
  7. part of a statement that is not correct

Alternative definition of the noun error


  1. [countable] A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.
  2. [computing, countable] A failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination.
  3. [statistics, countable] The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.
  4. [baseball, countable] A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.
  5. [context: appellate legal, uncountable] One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.

Specialised definition of the noun error

Glossary of sports

deviation from a target or ideal varying in amount or nature (Mark H. Anshel. 1991. Dictionary of the Sport and Exercise Sciences. Human Kinetics Books Champaign, Illinois)

Glossary of sports / baseball

an instance of a fielder failing to record an out when one could have been made using routine effort (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb error

What does error mean as a doing word?


  1. [computing] To function improperly due to an error, especially accompanied by error message.
  2. [telecommunications] To show or contain an error or fault.
  3. [nonstandard] To err.


Error is a digital hardcore band founded in 2003 by 12 Rounds member and Nine Inch Nails collaborator Atticus Ross, and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Since the 2004 release of their self-titled EP, the project has been on hiatus.


  1. "Error" is a musical EP of VIXX.
    • released on
  2. "Error" is the debut single of the German singer-songwriter Madeline Juno from her album The Unknown and is part of the soundtracks of the movies Fack ju Göhte and Pompeii. It will compete in Unser Song für Dänemark, the German national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.
  3. "Error": Error is the self-titled debut EP by Error, released by Epitaph Records in 2004. Although not an official member, Greg Puciato of the Dillinger Escape Plan was asked to record vocals for the EP, as the band was without a vocalist at the time.
  4. "Error" is a musical single of VIXX.
    • released on
  5. "Error" is a musical album of Monno.
    • released on (8 years ago)
  6. "Error" is a musical single of Sander van Doorn.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  7. "Error" is a musical single of Central Seven.
    • released in (17 years ago)
  8. "Error" is a musical album of AQUA.
    • released in (10 years ago)
  9. "Error" is a musical album of Emptiness.
    • released on
  10. "Error" is a musical album of Alkatraz.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  11. "Error" is a musical single of Swirlies.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  12. "ERROR" is a musical album of Straightener.
    • released on (13 years ago)


"Error" is a book by Nicholas Rescher.

  • also known as "Error: (on our predicament when things go wrong)"
  • genres: Mathematics, Philosophy, Science
  • subjects: Epistemology, History


"Error" is a 2011 short film directed by Níels Thibaud Girerd.


  1. Error: The word error entails different meanings and usages relative to how it is conceptually applied. The concrete meaning of the Latin word "error" is "wandering" or "straying". Unlike an illusion, an error or a mistake can sometimes be dispelled through knowledge. For example, a person who uses too much of an ingredient in a recipe and has a failed product can learn the right amount to use and avoid repeating the mistake. However, some errors can occur even when individuals have the required knowledge to perform a task correctly. Examples include forgetting to collect change after buying chocolate from a vending machine, forgetting the original document after making photocopies, and forgetting to turn the gas off after cooking a meal. Some errors occur when an individual is distracted by something else.
    • also known as 錯誤
  2. Error: In baseball statistics, an error is the act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or baserunner to advance one or more bases or allows an at bat to continue after the batter should have been put out.
  3. Error: In Applied linguistics, an error is a deviation from accepted rules of a language made by a learner of a second language. Such errors result from the learner's lack of knowledge of correct rules of the target language. A significant distinction is generally made between errors and mistakes which are not treated the same from a linguistic viewpoint. The study of learners' errors was the main area of investigation by linguists in the history of Second-language acquisition research.
  4. Error: There are many kinds of error in law. Reversible error can lead to a judgment being overturned on appeal. Harmless error is distinguished from plain error in that if error is preserved by the making of a timely objection, the burden of proof is on the respondent to show that the error was harmless, but if error was not preserved, the burden of proof is on the appellant to show that the error was plain.

Phrases with Error

Phrases starting with the word Error:

  1. Error bar
  2. error-prone
  3. Error-Ridden
  4. Error message

Phrases ending with the word Error:

  1. α Error
  2. β Error
  3. Beta Error
  4. disk error
  5. Alpha Error
  6. syntax error
  7. system error
  8. Type I Error
  9. Compass Error
  10. literal error
  11. runtime error
  12. Type II Error
  13. writ of error
  14. Absolute Error
  15. computer error
  16. hardware error

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Error

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Google previewA Ladar-based Pose Estimation Algorithm for Determining ...

Eigen-axis angular error means and standard deviations values between ac- tual rotation and...

Cartesian translation error means and standard deviation values between actual rotation and point-to-point ICP algorithm ...

Google previewThrough Minds’ Eyes (2013)

by Ryan J. Hite

The first error is that belief is something that is apart from the divine. Belief is something which comes forth from the divine and the truth comes forth from that belief. The second error is that man is both material and mental. The mental is the ...

Google previewDay's Collacon: an Encyclopaedia of Prose Quotations (1884)

Consisting of Beautiful Thoughts, Choice Extracts and Sayings, of the Most Eminent Writers of All Nations, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time, Together with a Comprehensive Biographical Index of Authors, and an Alphabetical List of Subjects Quoted

Error is a hardy plant ; it flourisheth in every soil ; in the heart of the wise and good, alike with the wicked and the foolish...

Error is the cause of man's misery, the corrupt principle that has produced evil in the world ; it is this which begets and ...

Google previewNumerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, Second Edition, (2001)

by Joe D. Hoffman, Steven Frankel

Round-off error is the error caused by the finite word length employed in the calculations. Round-off error is more...

Google previewBusiness Statistics

by J. K. Sharma

Type II error is the probability of accepting null hypothesis when it is true.

Google previewSocial Research Methods (2014)

by JHA

The standard error is the spread of averages around the average of averages in a sampling distribution. Sampling error In...

A low sampling error means that there exists relatively less variability in the sampling distribution. Consider the example of a...

Google previewAnesthesiology Keywords Review (2008)

by Raj K. Modak

Type || error is the chance of concluding that there is no significant difference between the groups when in fact there is a real...

Google previewA Look at Commercial Buildings in 1995: Characteristics, Energy Consumption, and Energy Expenditures

Sampling error is the random difference between the survey estimate and the population value that occurs because the survey estimate is calculated from a...

The standard error is a measure of the reliability or precision of the survey statistic.

Google previewThe Method of the Vedanta (1997)

A Critical Account of the Advaita Tradition by Swami Satchidanandendra Saraswati, A. J. Alston

ERROR IS THE MANIFESTATION OF AN OBJECT OF INDETERMINABLE REALITY-GRADE The refutation of difference ended with the assertion that the conviction that one was experiencing difference need not necessarily ...

Google previewDictionary of Weighing Terms (2009)

A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing by Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos

maximum permissible deviation ➝ maximum permissible error maximum permissible error Largest deviation allowed (mpe) from a specified value (➝ nominal value). For ➝ weight pieces, the maximum permissible error is the amount of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment (2008)

by Edward L. Melnick, Brian S. Everitt

Ensure helm in correct position Table 2 TRACER-Lite internal error taxonomy (guide words) Internal error. 1. Check boat 2. Start engine 4. Final checks 5. Abandon platform Plan 4: do in order 4.1 Check wind ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Epidemiologic Methods (2000)

by Mitchell H Gail, Jacques Benichou

KUPPER Matching Coefficient of Numerical Taxonomy see Agreement, Measurement of Matlab see Software, Biostatistical Matrix Method to Adjust for Misclassification see Misclassification Error Measurement Error in ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

error control coding level. For example, a physical short or break may result in logical error of stuck-at-0 or stuck-at-1 state of some signal in the considered circuit. (2) a discrepancy between a computed, observed, or measured value or ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

error tolerance error (1) a discrepancy between a computed, observed, or measured value or condition and the true, specified, or theoretically correct value or condition. See anomaly, bug, defect, exception. (2) an incorrect internal state of a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the United States Constitution (2009)

by David Andrew Schultz

harmless error With failing health and eyesight, Harlan retired from the Supreme Court in September, 1971, and died two months later. For more information: Shapiro, David L., ed. The Evolution of a Judicial Philosophy: Selected Opinions ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optical Engineering: Pho-Z, pages 2049-3050 (2003)

by Ronald G. Driggers

A band-pass filter, whose center frequency is the rotation frequency of the reticle or the optics, provides the tracking error signals. Fig. 12 shows the constructed system on MATLAB- Simulink. In order to determine the target position, this reticle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1993)

Volume 45 - Project Progress Management to Pumps by John J. McKetta Jr

Pressure distortion error: static pressure in gaue line Recognizing this, square- root theory was rederived using differential pressure modulation ratios (b/VA/3). One recent set of data is shown in Fig. 3. Using the velocity modulation ratio (Fig.

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Quotes about Error

Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error: error in determining guilt and error in determining who among the guilty deserves to die. What effect was race having? What effect was poverty having? (George Ryan)
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The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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