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Definition: 1 a a mistake or inaccuracy in speech, writing, thought, or action a typing error . b the state of being wrong in behaviour or beliefs He realized the error of his ways . 2 the difference between an observed or calculated value and a true value, e.g. in statistics * in error by mistake
Source: The Penguin English Dictionary. London: Penguin, 2007. Credo Reference. Web. 14 August 2012.