the amount by which a closed traverse fails to satisfy the requirements of a true mathematical figure, as the length of line joining the true and computed position of the same point.
the ratio of this linear error to the perimeter of the traverse.
(for angles) the amount by which the sum of the observed angles fails to equal the true sum.
(in leveling) the amount by which an elevation determined by a series of levels fails to agree with an established elevation.
(surveying) the amount by which a computed, plotted, or observed quantity or position differs from the true or established one, esp when plotting a closed traverse Also called closing error
[ur, er] /ɜr, ɛr/ verb (used without object) 1. to go astray in thought or belief; be mistaken; be incorrect. 2. to go astray morally; sin: To err is human. 3. Archaic. to deviate from the true course, aim, or purpose. /ɜː/ verb (intransitive) 1. to make a mistake; be incorrect 2. to stray from […]
[urs, airs] /ɜrs, ɛərs/ noun 1. . 1. Emergency Radio Service. 1. a semantically empty suffix that creates informal variations of more neutral nouns and adjectives by processes of truncation identical to those of 7. (champers; preggers; starkers); unlike that suffix, however, -ers, is apparently productive, and words formed with it do not appear to […]
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[urs] /ɜrs/ noun 1. Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. adjective 2. of or relating to Gaelic, especially Scots Gaelic. /ɜːs/ noun 1. another name for Irish Gaelic adjective 2. of or relating to the Irish Gaelic language late 14c., early Scottish variant of Old English Irisc or Old Norse Irskr “Irish” (see Irish); applied by Lowland […]