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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Judge Paul Dugdale said an accidental error caused "terrible consequences" and banned her from the roads for the rest of her life.
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.
Their ease of use can actually introduce new types of accidental errors.
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.
The vast majority of physicians at the center of billing investigations and audits have made accidental errors.
Smith and Milberg (1996) define concern about error in data as "Concern that protections against deliberate and accidental errors in personal data are inadequate.
Furthermore, it's impossible to create a work environment where accidental errors and/or errors in judgment are completely out of the realm of possibility.
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.
Having obtained about 10 differences between stations it would be possible to accurately calculate changes on stations and eliminate accidental errors.
Retrospective legislation, while undesirable, can be applied in situations where accidental errors are uncovered.