error

(1) In the general sense: an avoidable mistake, e.g. copying errors errors of interpretation.

(2) In statistics: the difference between the result of a computation, estimate or measurement and the "true" value or the "expected" value. There is no imputation of mistake. (DST)

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 17, 2014 .