accidental error

accidental error

[¦ak·sə¦den·təl ′er·ər]
(science and technology)
In experimental observations, an error which does not always recur when an observation is repeated under the same conditions.
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Add in access auditing to head off accidental error or abuse, and the system itself can now provide access 24/7 to those that need it, and protect the information from those that don't.
Even when accidental error plays no part, a computer crash can wipe out your files.
Even if staff remember to complete and return paper-based time sheets, they can be prone to accidental errors and false entries are not unknown.
This high degree of automation removes the need for additional records management training for end users and accidental errors are eliminated, reducing the organization's risk of non-compliance.
The vast majority of physicians at the center of billing investigations and audits have made accidental errors.
Refuting assertions that English printing houses repeatedly corrupted the bard's works with accidental errors and hasty alterations, Massai shows that early modern correctors consciously and carefully prepared Shakespeare's dramatic copies for publication.
For example, after the contractor notified State of accidental errors it had made in pricing its proposals, the contracting office took initial steps in November 2005 to request an audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency due to concerns about the pricing errors and other aspects of the contract, such as travel costs.
They will help you to automate most of the routine office tasks, making it more efficient and avoiding accidental errors.
Retrospective legislation, while undesirable, can be applied in situations where accidental errors are uncovered.
An internal integrity review will enable you to detect accidental errors and implement corrective procedures that will limit any exposure later on.
There are many, many stories of accidental errors creeping into voting processes," comments computer security expert Peter G.
This new software protects the computer from spyware, adware, viruses, and any unwanted changes resulting from either malicious or accidental errors.