Science / Chemistry / Mistake: A mistake is a measurement which is known to be incorrect due to carelessness, accidents, or the ineptitude of the experimenter. It's important to distinguish mistakes from errors: mistakes can be avoided. Errors can be minimized but not entirely avoided, because they are part of the process of measurement. Data that is mistaken should be discarded. Data that contains errors can be useful, if the sizes of the errors can be estimated.

Other Words for Mistake

Mistake Verb Synonyms: indiscretion, misstep, false step, wrong move
Mistake Noun Synonyms: misconception, misapprehension, error, fault, miscalculation, misjudgement, blunder, botch, fumble, bad move, misstep, slip, erratum, gaffe, faux pas, boo-boo, clanger, muff, howler, boob, bloomer, blooper, goof, goof-up, flub

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