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Synonyms for error

Synonyms for error

an act or thought that unintentionally deviates from what is correct, right, or true

Synonyms for error

inadvertent incorrectness

a misconception resulting from incorrect information

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

departure from what is ethically acceptable

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

part of a statement that is not correct

References in classic literature ?
But here again enter error of perspective, and vitiation due to the bias of love.
But in time the majority renounced these vulgar errors, and espoused the true side of the question.
On doubts being expressed as to the correctness of this method, they immediately proved that not only was the mean distance 234,347 miles, but that astronomers could not possibly be in error in their estimate by more than seventy miles either way.
So that the greatest advantage I derived from the study consisted in this, that, observing many things which, however extravagant and ridiculous to our apprehension, are yet by common consent received and approved by other great nations, I learned to entertain too decided a belief in regard to nothing of the truth of which I had been persuaded merely by example and custom; and thus I gradually extricated myself from many errors powerful enough to darken our natural intelligence, and incapacitate us in great measure from listening to reason.
I would not be understood to suppose that the proceedings of the unhappy scapegrace, with his few profligate companions I have here introduced, are a specimen of the common practices of society - the case is an extreme one, as I trusted none would fail to perceive; but I know that such characters do exist, and if I have warned one rash youth from following in their steps, or prevented one thoughtless girl from falling into the very natural error of my heroine, the book has not been written in vain.
If I had drawn my will to serve them from some purer source than the memory of my errors, I should be happy indeed
Points, Lines, Squares, Cubes, Extra-Cubes -- we are all liable to the same errors, all alike the Slaves of our respective Dimensional prejudices, as one of your Spaceland poets has said,'One touch of Nature makes all worlds akin'.
We erected our tent, and placed our altar under some great trees, for the benefit of the shade; and every day before sun-rising my companion and I began to catechise and instruct these new Catholics, and used our utmost endeavours to make them abjure their errors.
It should come about as the result not of vice, but of some great error or frailty, in a character either such as we have described, or better rather than worse.
If you had not suggested our marriage, my servant would not have gone to the Reverend Samuel Wilson's, I should not have been apprised of my error, and--"
And that is why I can triumph over your error and your merely animal intelligence, Frederic Larsan.
The error which limits republican government to a narrow district has been unfolded and refuted in preceding papers.
Very true, he said: and I think that we had better correct an error into which we seem to have fallen in the use of the words `friend' and `enemy.
Laws of motion of any kind become comprehensible to man only when he examines arbitrarily selected elements of that motion; but at the same time, a large proportion of human error comes from the arbitrary division of continuous motion into discontinuous elements.
We young people were easily taken with his glittering error, and we read him with much the same fury, that he wrote.