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Main Entry: er·ror
Function: noun 1 a: departure from a code of behavior <the error of their ways> b: an unintentional departure from truth, accuracy, or a goal <made an error in my adding> c: a misplay made by a fielder in baseball 2: the quality or state of erring 3: a false belief or a set of false beliefs 4: something produced by mistake 5: the difference between an observed or calculated value and a true value; especially: variation in measurements, calculations, or observations of a quantity as a result of mistakes or uncontrollable conditions 6: the amount of error - er·ror·less /-ls/ adjective synonymsERROR, MISTAKE, BLUNDER mean a failure to speak or act according to truth, accuracy, or good judgment. ERROR suggests that one fails to follow a model correctly <an error in subtraction>. MISTAKE suggests that one misunderstands something and does not mean to do wrong <took someone else's coat by mistake>. BLUNDER suggests a bad mistake made because of a lack of knowledge, intelligence, caution, or care <the actors made several blunders during the play>.