area of error

area of error

[′er·ē·ə əv ′er·ər]
(navigation)
An area (elliptical, circular, parallelogram-shaped, and so on) containing the true position, within which, for a stated level of probability, the true position is considered to lie.
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A fifth patent, in the area of error diffusion and lossy compression, is expected to issue shortly based on a Notice of Allowance received from the USPTO in August.