propagated error

propagated error

[′präp·ə‚gād·əd ′er·ər]
(computer science)
An error which takes place in one operation and spreads through succeeding operations.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The determination of the amount of propagated error is an essential step for any experimentally determined quantity.
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Attacking a widely propagated error, Woods insists that the three-fifths clause in the Constitution wasn't a slur aimed at blacks but a device crafted to hold down the power of the slave states by watering down its population claims.
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