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Abbe error

Abbe error, named after Ernst Abbe, also called sine error, describes the magnification of angular error over distance. For example, when one measures a point that is 1 meter away at 45 degrees, an angular error of 1 degree corresponds to a positional error of over 1.745 cm, equivalent to a distance-measurement error of 1.745%. In machine design, some components are particularly sensitive to angular errors. For example, slight deviations from parallelism of the spindle axis of a lathe to the tool motion along the bed of the machine can lead to relatively large undesired taper along the par ...


Actor–observer asymmetry

Actor–observer asymmetry explains the errors that one makes when forming attributions about the behavior of others. When people judge their own behavior, and they are the actor, they are more likely to attribute their actions to the particular situation than to a generalization about their personality. Yet when an observer is explaining the behavior of another person, they are more likely to attribute this behavior to the actors overall disposition rather than to situational factors. This frequent error shows the bias that people hold in their evaluations of behavior. Because people are be ...


Artifact (error)

In natural science and signal processing, an artifact or artefact is any error in the perception or representation of any information, introduced by the involved equipment or technique.


Begging the question

In classical rhetoric and logic, begging the question is an informal fallacy that occurs when an arguments premises assume the truth of the conclusion, instead of supporting it. It is a type of circular reasoning: an argument that requires that the desired conclusion be true. This often occurs in an indirect way such that the fallacys presence is hidden, or at least not easily apparent. In modern vernacular usage, however, begging the question is often used to mean "raising the question" or "suggesting the question". Sometimes it is confused with "dodging the question", an attempt to avoid ...



A blooper is a short clip from a film or video production, usually a deleted scene, containing a mistake made by a member of the cast or crew. It also refers to an error made during a live radio or TV broadcast or news report, usually in terms of misspoken words or technical errors. The term blooper was popularized in the 1950s and 1960s in a series of record albums produced by Kermit Schafer entitled Pardon My Blooper, in which the definition of a blooper is thus given by the record series narrator: "Unintended indiscretions before microphone and camera." Bloopers are often the subject of ...


Category mistake

A category mistake, or category error, or categorical mistake, or mistake of category, is a semantic or ontological error in which things belonging to a particular category are presented as if they belong to a different category, or, alternatively, a property is ascribed to a thing that could not possibly have that property. An example is the metaphor "time crawled", which if taken literally is not just false but a category mistake. To show that a category mistake has been committed one must typically show that once the phenomenon in question is properly understood, it becomes clear that t ...


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  • An error from the Latin error meaning wandering is an action which is inaccurate or incorrect. In some usages, an error is synonymous with a mistake
  • checks should be carried out when starting programs. ERROR DR DOS 6.0 and higher only Specifies an error return code to be assumed in the following. EXECA20OFF
  • Observational error or measurement error is the difference between a measured value of a quantity and its true value. In statistics, an error is not a mistake
  • applications in computer science and telecommunication, error detection and correction or error control are techniques that enable reliable delivery of
  • The margin of error is a statistic expressing the amount of random sampling error in a survey s results. The larger the margin of error the less confidence
  • An error message is information displayed when an unexpected condition occurs, usually on a computer or other device. On modern operating systems with
  • synchronization errors The bit error rate BER is the number of bit errors per unit time. The bit error ratio also BER is the number of bit errors divided
  • In baseball statistics, an error is an act, in the judgment of the official scorer, of a fielder misplaying a ball in a manner that allows a batter or
  • The standard error SE of a statistic usually an estimate of a parameter is the standard deviation of its sampling distribution or an estimate of that
  • The approximation error in some data is the discrepancy between an exact value and some approximation to it. An approximation error can occur because: