horizontal error


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horizontal error

[‚här·ə′zänt·əl ′er·ər]
(ordnance)
The error in range, deflection, or radius which a weapon may be expected to exceed as often as not.

horizontal error

horizontal error
Horizontal error 15 yds 5 o'clock.
The average error in range, deflection, or radius, within which a weapon may be expected to strike or fall in the target area. The horizontal error of weapons making a nearly vertical approach to the target is described in terms of circular error probability. The horizontal error of weapons producing an elliptical dispersion pattern is expressed in terms of probable error.
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female] = 3) in order to exclude the locations with largest horizontal error without affecting significantly the size and quality of the IT and SoB data sets (Lewis, Rachlow, Garton, & Vierling 2007).
After data screening, there were very few horizontal errors higher than 30 m in both data sets, and their quality measured as their horizontal error did not differ statistically for each individual ([male: t = 0.
The quality of the data here presented, measured by the horizontal error, also showed the improvement of GPS technology in the last few years; both in terms of precision and performance in challenging environments as tropical rain forest.
In addition to data on vertical and horizontal error (measuring route knowledge), data on several other dependent measures were collected.
In all the following analyses that include the leg-type factor, horizontal error was always greatest on the curved leg type and vertical error was always greatest on the hilly leg type (p [less than] .
Thus the horizontal error scores of the map study group were not significantly higher than those of the active participants.