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the tendency to personal bias that accounts for variation in interpretation or approach and for which allowance must be made.
the variation or error in observation or judgment caused by individual characteristics
the allowance made for such variation

personal equation n.
A constant but slight error in judgment, perceptual response, or action that is specific to an individual and is so constant that it is usually possible to allow for it when assessing that person’s statements or conclusions, thus arriving at approximate exactness.


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