systematic error


noun Statistics.

a persistent error that cannot be attributed to chance.

Nearby words

  1. system operator,
  2. system program,
  3. systema,
  4. systematic,
  5. systematic desensitization,
  6. systematic name,
  7. systematic phoneme,
  8. systematics,
  9. systematism,
  10. systematist

Compare random error.

Origin of systematic error

First recorded in 1890–95

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