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"margin of error" in British English

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margin of errornoun [C]

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C2 an ​extraamount of something, such as ​time or ​money, that you ​allow because there might be a ​mistake in ​yourcalculations: When ​archaeologistsdateobjects that are thousands of ​yearsold, they ​allow a ​margin of ​error of several hundred ​years. The British ​governmentestimates that ​itsborrowingrequirement this ​year could ​reach £150 ​billion, ​subject to a widemargin of ​error.
(Definition of margin of error from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"margin of error" in Business English

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margin of errornoun [C, usually singular]

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the ​amount by which a set of ​data might not be ​accurate: The ​poll had a ​margin of ​error of ​plus or ​minus 3 ​percentagepoints.
the fact that it is possible to make some mistakes without having a very ​damagingeffect on the ​finalresult: With the company's ​current precarious ​situation there is no ​margin of ​error.
(Definition of margin of error from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “margin of error”
in Chinese (Simplified) (时间、金钱等方面的)误差幅度,误差数…
in Chinese (Traditional) (時間、金錢等方面的)誤差幅度,誤差數…
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