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mistake

[mə′stāk]
(computer science)
A human action producing an unintended result, in contrast to an error in a computer operation.
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The First Minister was ushered into the Doctor Who make-up room after being mistaken for an actor appearing in theshow as a sidekick of one the Doctor's new enemies - the tree-like villain Jabe.
Among the bizarre examples of mistaken identity in calls received this year are a conker mistaken for a baby hedgehog, a carrier bag flapping in a tree mistaken for an exotic animal, and a patio chair mistaken for an injured swan.
How can I avoid the pitfalls of self-deception or mistaken judgment and error?
It has been relaxed in only limited circumstances; namely, if the mistaken improvement was made in good faith under a claim of title and there is either some misconduct on the part of the owner of the property or the owner failed to act promptly after he or she learned that the improvement was being made.
Dvorak, a NASDAQ compliance supervisor acknowledged the mistaken "E" designation and advised the Company that due to the late hour of the discovery of the mistake (in the late afternoon of Friday, November 5, 1999) it would require one full trading day to remove the "E" designation.
CANYON COUNTRY - In an apparent case of mistaken SUV identity, a woman drove away from a carwash in a white Toyota Highlander, leaving behind her own white Isuzu Trooper - and a wallet filled with credit cards, a bank statement and other papers.
Stock market watchers are beginning to describe mistaken Stock Exchange announcements like buses - they don't come along often but when they do they come in pairs.
But with mistaken photos taken from a helicopter, police had the wrong house and should have been at one down the street.