margin of errornoun [ C ]uk /ˌmɑː.dʒɪn əv ˈer.ər/ us /ˌmɑːr.dʒɪn əv ˈer.ɚ/
When archaeologists date objects that are thousands of years old, they allow a margin of error of several hundred years.
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