random error

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Discrepancy or uncontrolled variation between an observed (measured) value and the value predicted by a specification, standard, or model. Where numbers are sufficiently large (as in repeated measurements or mass production), random errors tend to cancel each other out, and their sum approaches zero. Also called chance error or statistical error.

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You can't always account for a random error but you need to be able to try and fix it as soon as possible.
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There was a random error in the computer and it started to slow up and not work as well anymore.
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The random error was presented to the doctor who was able to analyze all of the processes that led this predicament.
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