margin of error



Analytical technique that accounts for the number of acceptable errors in an experiment. The margin of error is put into place so that an individual can review results and then determine the level of accuracy of the experiment by taking this + or - margin of error into consideration. A smaller margin of error indicates trustworthy results and a larger margin of error means the results are not considered as accurate.

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  • There was a wide margin of error for the upcoming project which gave us a lot of leeway to make up our own minds.

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  • Some business run on a small margin of error and even the slightest mistake can have absolutely drastic results for them.

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  • Some products have a very slim margin of error and you must make sure that they are made perfectly every time.

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