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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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He said: "Marc Bird produced the EP, and his production company/label the Mistakable Sound Of really helped shape its sound.
Kerry Gold likewise notes that the film showcases "Antony's quavering falsetto turning [']If It Be Your Willj'j into pure angelic soul," and Jarvis Cocker "imprinting a western-themed ['] I Can't Forgetf'j with his own mistakable [sic] arch delivery" (C3).
If done well, this had the potential to streamline operations and close gaps in expertise at critical moments; but the promise of a bold stride toward organizational elegance was cold comfort to professionals who found themselves unexpectedly attached to a new boss not mistakable for the old boss: "Public health officials expressed dismay" (Nesmith & McKenna, 2005a, para.
As though to frame A Coffin for Dimitrios with reference to this motif, the narrator begins by citing "one of those convenient, question-begging aphorisms" often heralded as reflecting Enlightenment wisdom: "A Frenchman named Chamfort, who should have known better, once said that chance was a nickname for Providence." Fond of contemptuous and rather shallow epigrams, the historical Nicolas Chamfort (1741-1794) serves as Ambler's stalking-horse for questioning the extent to which "chance does occasionally operate with a sort of fumbling coherence readily mistakable for the workings of a self-conscious Providence" (9).
Is it here stripped down to its parts, like a weapon being cleaned, and laid bare as a ritual event, a performance of sociality, no longer mistakable for some quality or value inhering in sound itself (the so-called notes)?