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Definition of Mistake

Babylon English Dictionary

make an error, be wrong; misinterpret, misunderstand; confuse
blunder, fault; error
Mistake Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
error, erratum, mendum menda
Theological and Philosophical Biography and Dictionary
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Mistake Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To take or choose wrongly.
  
(v. t.)
To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning.
  
(v. t.)
To substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another.
  
(v. t.)
To make or form amiss; to spoil in making.
  
(v. t.)
To have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge.
  
(v. i.)
To err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error.
  
(n.)
Misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.
  
(n.)
An apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct.
  
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mistake
\mis*take"\ (?), v. t. to make or form amiss; to spoil in making. "limping possibilities of mismade human nature." browning.
mistake
\mis*take"\ (?), v. t. [imp. & obs. p. p. mistook (?); p. p. mistaken (?); p. pr. & vb. n. mistaking.] [pref. mis- + take: cf. icel. mistaka.]
1. to take or choose wrongly. [obs. or r.]
2. to take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand misapprehend, or misconceive; as, to mistake a remark; to mistake one's meaning. my father's purposes have been mistook.
3. to substitute in thought or perception; as, to mistake one person for another. a man may mistake the love of virtue for the practice of it.
4. to have a wrong idea of in respect of character, qualities, etc.; to misjudge. mistake me not so much, to think my poverty is treacherous.
mistake
\mis*take"\, v. i. to err in knowledge, perception, opinion, or judgment; to commit an unintentional error. servants mistake, and sometimes occasion misunderstanding among friends.
mistake
\mis*take"\ (?), n. 1. an apprehending wrongly; a misconception; a misunderstanding; a fault in opinion or judgment; an unintentional error of conduct. infallibility is an absolute security of the understanding from all possibility of mistake.
2. (law) misconception, error, which when non-negligent may be ground for rescinding a contract, or for refusing to perform it.


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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
(synonym) error, fault
(hypernym) nonaccomplishment, nonachievement
(hyponym) blot, smear, smirch, spot, stain
(derivation) err, slip
2. an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn't going to admit his mistake"; "make no mistake about his intentions"; "there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister"
(synonym) misunderstanding, misapprehension
(hypernym) misconception
(derivation) err, slip
3. part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"
(synonym) error
(hypernym) misstatement
(hyponym) corrigendum
(derivation) err, slip

Verb
1. identify incorrectly; "Don't mistake her for her twin sister"
(synonym) misidentify
(hypernym) identify
(hyponym) confuse, confound
(derivation) misinterpretation, misunderstanding, mistaking
2. to make a mistake or be incorrect
(synonym) err, slip
(hyponym) misremember
(derivation) error
Mistake Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rabintex Ballistic Dictionary
Error. Usually resulting from human failure or equipment malfunction.
Mistake Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of sinning
Fear of sinning (imaginary crime)
Mistake Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with systematic error , random error and gross error .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.
Mistake Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Mistake(s) may refer to:
  • Mistake (contract law), an erroneous belief, at contracting, that certain facts are true
  • Mistake (criminal law), or mistake of fact, a defense to criminal charges on the grounds of ignorance of a fact
  • Mistake of law, a defense to criminal charges on the grounds of ignorance of law

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Mistake Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
An error committed in relation to some matter of fact affecting the rights of one of the parties to a contract.

Mistakes in making a contract are distinguished ordinarily into, first, mistakes as to the motive; secondly, mistakes as to the person, with whom the contract is made; thirdly, as to the subject matter of the contract; and, lastly, mistakes of fact and of law.

In general, courts of equity will correct and rectify all mistakes in deeds and contracts founded on good consideration.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Mistake Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Mistake Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The right 'Y' hand, palm facing body, is brought up to the chin.
The right 'Y' hand, palm facing the body is brought up to the chin.