# absolute error meaning

- [Electronics]

The difference indicated by the approximate value of a quantity minus the actual

value. This difference is positive when the approximate value is higher than the exact value, and it is negative when the approximate value is lower than the exact value. Compare RELATIVE ERROR.

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*absolute errors* than one large one. *absolute error* of measurement- apparent
*absolute error* - gives a calculation formula of the
*absolute error* of specific frictional head losses - the
*absolute errors* of kdv and mkdv equations show that this method exhibits more remarkable effectiveness