creep error

creep error

[′krēp ‚er·ər]
(engineering)
The error that occurs during a mass determination with a digital analytical balance when a value is read, printed, or processed before the display has reached its final position.
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Once the custom design is machined, assembled and tested for compliance, the second- and third-tier specs are tested and evaluated for proper linearity, hysteresis, creep error, and zero balance.