Error

Pronunciation: /ˈɛr.ər/ Explain

Error can refer to three different things in mathematics:

  1. Measurment Error - the difference between a measurement and an actual value.
  2. Computational Error - the difference between a calculated value and the actual or theoretical value.
  3. Statistical error - how much a summary value of a variable for the whole population is likely to differ from the summary value of a sample.

Cite this article as:

McAdams, David E. Error. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/measurementerror.html.

Revision History

12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/5/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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