error rate

error rate

[′er·ər ‚rāt]
(communications)
The number of erroneous bits or characters received for some fixed number of bits transmitted.

error rate

The measurement of the effectiveness of a communications channel. It is the ratio of the number of erroneous units of data to the total number of units of data transmitted.
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Breaches of national rules account for significant part of the error rate," said Audit Commissioner Algirdas emeta, citing poor reliability of national checks and overcomplicated systems as the main sources of errors.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Bit Error Rate Testers (BERT) in US$ Million by the following Product Types: Functional BERTs, and Traditional BERTs; and by the following End-Use Segments: Enterprises, Component & System Manufacturers, Service Providers, and Others, and also by the following Applications - Installation & Maintenance, Research & Development, and Manufacturing.
States with the best negative error rate were Nebraska, 0.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services made approximately $24 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2009, an error rate that was almost double the rate of the previous year.
Even though more than 384,000 voters statewide gave no answer to the question, it was not enough to affect the outcome of the election - but it spurred some political experts to zero in on the error rate and the design of the ballot.
Overall performance results of the best systems, measured by word error rate, were the best outcome ever achieved on the Switchboard-2 Corpus.
National Laboratory show how it is possible in theory to reduce an entire system's error rate to acceptable levels, even when the faults arise from nonrandom interactions between quantum bits.
How should this error rate be communicated among laboratorians?
The first choice measures the error rate, which tells the bank tha there's a problem with its process that's having an adverse impact on your operations.
To resolve our uncertainty, we decided to conduct a formal performance audit, targeting the laboratory's transcription error rate for the initial study.
In its annual report, the Court of Auditors confirmed that, in 2011, the overall quantified error rate for EU spending remained stable, at below 4%.