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NOUN (7)

1. a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;
- Example: "he made a bad mistake"
- Example: "she was quick to point out my errors"
- Example: "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
[syn: mistake, error, fault]

2. inadvertent incorrectness;
[syn: erroneousness, error]

3. a misconception resulting from incorrect information;
[syn: error, erroneous belief]

4. (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed;
[syn: error, misplay]

5. departure from what is ethically acceptable;
[syn: error, wrongdoing]

6. (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer;
[syn: error, computer error]

7. part of a statement that is not correct;
- Example: "the book was full of errors"
[syn: error, mistake]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Error \Er"ror\, n. [OF. error, errur, F. erreur, L. error, fr. errare to err. See Err.] 1. A wandering; a roving or irregular course. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The rest of his journey, his error by sea. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. A wandering or deviation from the right course or standard; irregularity; mistake; inaccuracy; something made wrong or left wrong; as, an error in writing or in printing; a clerical error. [1913 Webster] 3. A departing or deviation from the truth; falsity; false notion; wrong opinion; mistake; misapprehension. [1913 Webster] His judgment was often in error, though his candor remained unimpaired. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster] 4. A moral offense; violation of duty; a sin or transgression; iniquity; fault. --Ps. xix. 12. [1913 Webster] 5. (Math.) The difference between the approximate result and the true result; -- used particularly in the rule of double position. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mensuration) (a) The difference between an observed value and the true value of a quantity. (b) The difference between the observed value of a quantity and that which is taken or computed to be the true value; -- sometimes called residual error. [1913 Webster] 7. (Law.) A mistake in the proceedings of a court of record in matters of law or of fact. [1913 Webster] 8. (Baseball) A fault of a player of the side in the field which results in failure to put out a player on the other side, or gives him an unearned base. [1913 Webster] Law of error, or Law of frequency of error (Mensuration), the law which expresses the relation between the magnitude of an error and the frequency with which that error will be committed in making a large number of careful measurements of a quantity. Probable error. (Mensuration) See under Probable. Writ of error (Law), an original writ, which lies after judgment in an action at law, in a court of record, to correct some alleged error in the proceedings, or in the judgment of the court. --Bouvier. Burrill. Syn: Mistake; fault; blunder; failure; fallacy; delusion; hallucination; sin. See Blunder. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

error n 1: 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" [syn: mistake, error, fault] 2: inadvertent incorrectness [syn: erroneousness, error] 3: a misconception resulting from incorrect information [syn: error, erroneous belief] 4: (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed [syn: error, misplay] 5: departure from what is ethically acceptable [syn: error, wrongdoing] 6: (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer [syn: error, computer error] 7: part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors" [syn: error, mistake]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

260 Moby Thesaurus words for "error": ALGOL, Albigensianism, Arianism, COBOL, Catharism, Ebionitism, Erastianism, FORTRAN, Gnosticism, Jovinianism, Lollardy, Manichaeanism, Manichaeism, Monophysism, Monophysitism, Pelagianism, Waldensianism, Wyclifism, abomination, abuse of terms, alphabetic data, alphanumeric code, angular data, antinomianism, assembler, at fault, atrocity, bad, bad job, bevue, binary digit, binary scale, binary system, bit, bloomer, blooper, blunder, bobble, boggle, bonehead play, boner, boo-boo, boob, botch, breach, bug, bull, bungle, byte, catachresis, clanger, clerical error, clumsy performance, command pulses, commands, compiler, computer code, computer language, computer program, contorting, control signals, controlled quantity, correcting signals, corrigendum, crime, crime against humanity, data, deadly sin, delinquency, delusion, dereliction, disgrace, distortion, eisegesis, emanatism, enormity, erratum, erroneously, erroneousness, error in judgment, error signals, etourderie, evil, failure, fallaciousness, fallacy, false doctrine, falsehood, falseness, falsity, fault, faute, faux pas, feedback pulses, feedback signals, felony, film data, flagitiousness, flaw, flub, fluff, foozle, foul-up, fumble, gaffe, garbling, gaucherie, genocide, gloss, goof, guilty act, hash, heavy sin, heresy, hexadecimal system, howler, human error, hylotheism, illusion, impropriety, in error, inaccuracy, incorrect, incorrectly, indecorum, indiscretion, inexpiable sin, infamy, information, iniquity, injudiciousness, injury, injustice, input data, input quantity, instructions, knavery, lapse, literal, machine language, malefaction, malentendu, malfeasance, malobservation, malum, mess, message, minor wrong, misapplication, misappreciation, misapprehension, misbelief, miscalculation, miscarriage, miscitation, miscomputation, misconception, misconduct, misconjecture, misconstruction, miscount, miscue, misdeal, misdeed, misdemeanor, misdoing, misestimation, misevaluation, misexplanation, misexplication, misexposition, misfeasance, misidentification, misintelligence, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misplay, misprint, misquotation, misreading, misrendering, misreport, miss, misstatement, misstep, mistake, mistaken, mistakenly, mistranslation, misunderstanding, misuse, misuse of words, misvaluation, mortal sin, muff, multiple messages, near-miss, noise, nonfeasance, numeric data, obliquity, octal system, off day, offense, omission, oscillograph data, output data, output quantity, outrage, oversight, pantheism, peccadillo, peccancy, perversion, play, polar data, poor judgment, punch-card data, random data, rectangular data, reference quantity, reprobacy, rock, ruly English, sad work, scandal, screamer, shame, signals, sin, sin of commission, sin of omission, sinful act, single messages, skewed judgment, slip, slipup, solecism, squeezing, stumble, tort, torturing, transgression, trespass, trip, twisting, typo, typographical error, unorganized data, untruth, unutterable sin, venial sin, villainy, visible-speech data, wickedness, wrenching, wrong, wrong construction, wrong impression, wrongdoing
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

error 1. A discrepancy between a computed, observed, or measured value or condition and the true, specified, or theoretically correct value or condition. 2. A mental mistake made by a programmer that may result in a program fault. 3. (verb) What a program does when it stops as result of a programming error. (2000-03-28)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ERROR. A mistake in judgment or deviation from the truth, in matters of fact and from the law in matters of judgment. 2.-1 Error of fact. The law has wisely provide that a person shall be excused, if, intending to do a lawful act, and pursuing lawful means to accomplish his object, he commit an act which would be criminal or unlawful, if it were done with a criminal design or in an unlawful manner; for example, thieves break into my house, in the night time, to commit a burglary; I rise out of my bed, and seeing a person with a drawn sword running towards my wife, I take him for one of the burglars, and shoot him down, and afterwards find he was one of my friends, whom, owing to the dimness of the light, I could not recognize, who had lodged with me, rose on the first alarm, and was in fact running towards my wife, to rescue her from the hands of an assassin; still I am innocent, because I committed an error as to a fact, which I could not know, and had, no time to inquire about. 3. Again, a contract made under a clear error is not binding; as, if the seller and purchaser of a house situated in Now York, happen to be in Philadelphia, and, at the time of the sale, it was unknown to both parties that the house was burned down, there will be no valid contract; or if I sell you my horse Napoleon, which we both suppose to be in my stable, and at the time of the contract he is dead, the sale is void. 7 How. Miss. R. 371 3 Shepl. 45; 20 Wend. 174; 9 Shepl. 363 2 Brown, 27; 5 Conn. 71; 6 Mass. 84; 12 Mass. 36. See Sale. 4. Courts of equity will in general correct and rectify all errors in fact committed in making deeds and contracts founded on good considerations. See Mistake. 5.-2. Error in law. As the law is, or which is the same thing, is presumed to be certain and definite, every man is bound to understand it, and an error of law will not, in general, excuse a man, for its violation. 6. A contract made under an error in law, is in general binding, for were it not so, error would be urged in almost every case. 2 East, 469; see 6 John. Ch. R. 166 8 Cowen, 195; 2 Jac. & Walk. 249; 1 Story, Eq. Jur. 156; 1 Younge & Coll. 232; 6 B. & C. 671 Bowy. Com. 135; 3 Sav. Dr. Rom. App. viii. But a foreign law will for this purpose be considered as a fact. 3 Shepl. 45; 9 Pick. 112; 2 Ev. Pothier, 369, &c. See, also, Ignorance; Marriage; Mistake. 7. By error, is also understood a mistake made in the trial of a cause, to correct which a writ of error may be sued out of a superior court.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ERROR, WRIT OF. A writ of error is one issued for a superior to an inferior court, for the purpose of bringing up the record and correcting an alleged error committed in the trial in the court below. But it cannot deliver the body from prison. Bro. Abr. Acc. pl. 45. The judges to whom the writ is directed have no power to return the record nisi judicium inde redditum sit. Nor can it be brought except on the final judgment. See Metcalf's Case, 11 Co. Rep. 38, which is eminently instructive on this subject. Vide Writ of Error.