error of closure

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error of closure

n
(Surveying) surveying the amount by which a computed, plotted, or observed quantity or position differs from the true or established one, esp when plotting a closed traverse. Also called: closing error
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We haven't done line surveys when we have had such a small closing error before and we now have four sets of data; the most data we've had on any hill.
HIT can improve the safety and quality of patient care, but there are reports of harm associated with Me use of these systems, from closing errors to delays in treatment.
Those two closing errors meant that the world number one, bidding for a 13th major and third in a row, was facing the prospect of having to do something he has not to do for his previous 12 victories.