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Definition 1: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention - [noun denoting act]

Samples where error or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he made a bad mistake
  • she was quick to point out my errors
  • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) an act that does not achieve its intended goal

(... is a kind of error ) a stupid mistake

(... is a kind of error ) something badly botched or muddled

(... is a kind of error ) an embarrassing mistake

(... is a kind of error ) a mistake resulting from neglect

(... is a kind of error ) a mistake resulting from inattention

(... is a kind of error ) (sport) the mistake of occupying an illegal position on the playing field (in football, soccer, ice hockey, field hockey, etc.)

(... is a kind of error ) a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.

(... is a kind of error ) the mistake of misrepresenting the facts

(... is a kind of error ) a mistake in calculating

(... is a kind of error ) the mistake of incurring liability or blame

(... is a kind of error ) a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

"he changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"

(... is a kind of error ) an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

"he made a huge blot on his copybook"

(... is a kind of error ) the mistake of not following suit when able to do so

Definition 2: (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) an act that fails

"his failure to pass the test"

(error belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 3: inadvertent incorrectness - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) the quality of not conforming to fact or truth

(... is a kind of error ) the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

Definition 4: departure from what is ethically acceptable - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) the quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice

"attempts to explain the origin of evil in the world"

Definition 5: a misconception resulting from incorrect information - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) an incorrect conception

Definition 6: part of a statement that is not correct - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where error or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the book was full of errors

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) a statement that contains a mistake

(... is a kind of error ) a printer's error; to be corrected

(... is a kind of error ) a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Definition 7: (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for error in the sense of this definition

(error is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of error ) error resulting from a malfunction of some physical component of the computer

(... is a kind of error ) error resulting from bad code in some program involved in producing the erroneous result

(... is a kind of error ) error resulting from the choice of the wrong algorithm or method for achieving the intended result

(error belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

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