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Dictionary definition for: Error

1. (n) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

2. (n) inadvertent incorrectness

3. (n) a misconception resulting from incorrect information

4. (n) (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed

5. (n) departure from what is ethically acceptable

6. (n) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

7. (n) part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"

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