Absolute Error or Absolute Uncertainty Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Absolute Error

Error reflect the amount of uncertainty in a measurement.
Error reflect the amount of uncertainty in a measurement. Stockbyte, Getty Images
Absolute Error Definition:

Examples: If a measurement is recorded to be 1.12 and the true value is known to be 1.00 then the absolute error is 1.12 - 1.00 = 0.12. If the mass of an object is measured three times with values recorded to be 1.00 g, 0.95 g, and 1.05 g, then the absolute error could be expressed as +/- 0.05 g.

Also Known As: Absolute Uncertainty