semantic error

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Noun1.semantic error - an error in logic or arithmetic that must be detected at run time
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
programming error, software error - error resulting from bad code in some program involved in producing the erroneous result
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European Tour officials, who would not be quoted, were keen last night to point out that Poulter had merely made a semantic error, but his comment will inescapably rile the Americans before Friday's opening session.
The supposed semantic error was really a failure in the instructor's reading, presumably caused by excessively focusing on error patterns.
In essence, Armand demonstrates a semantic error called allness, which occurs whenever a person "assumes that what he says or 'knows' is absolute, definitive, complete, certain, all-inclusive, positive, final" (Haney 1973, 299).
To assume that every example of music is in the same temporal succession at every performance is to make a semantic error in exemplification.
Classifying thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as diseases is a logical and semantic error, like classifying the whale as a fish," Szasz has written.
Out of this brief review of past research she identifies a fundamental semantic error, that of applying an "illegitimate totality transfer" (using James Barr's terminology) to the crucial Hebrew formula [l.
To object that my way of correcting Budd's semantic error about communication fails is to imply that there is a semantic error about communication, thereby making my point: semantic confusion discredits his whole argument.
If the misreadings (and the misleadings) which are a consequence of a semantic error are rife in Reesman's discussion of Faulkner, what then of her discussion of James where the word |late' is used legitimately?
Along with fuzzy logic, ETI Data Cleanser includes algorithms to clean replacement, transposition and semantic error types.
Children routinely commit the semantic error we call identification; they believe that a thing and its name are necessarily linked, that the name of the sun, for example, is in the sun, an essential part of it.

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