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n. ~ 1. A mistake. - 2. A deviation from what is correct or specified by standard. - 3. Statistics · The difference between an observed or calculated value and the theoretical correct value, especially resulting from variations in measurement. - 4. Computing · A failure of software or hardware that produces an incorrect result or a failure in the system. - 4. Law · A mistake in a court's opinion, judgment, or order.

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Error1 includes poor judgment in a decision or the belief that something false is true or the converse. - Error2, 3 is generally relative. The degree to which something deviates from a standard or theoretical value is measured in terms of its accuracy. The ability of a system to measure the difference depends on the precision of the system.

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(CJS, Records §21) Defects or errors in public records may be corrected in order to make them conform to the facts. However, amendments are subject to the rights of third persons. ¶ Those having authority to do so may correct a record in order to make it conform to the truth. . . . In fact, it has been held that it is the duty of the recording officer to correct mistakes and to supply omissions in records whenever he discovers them from data in his office. ¶ Changes in a public record may be made only by or under official authority.