Mismeasure

Definitions

• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• v. t Mismeasure To measure or estimate incorrectly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• mismeasure To measure incorrectly; estimate erroneously.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• v.t Mismeasure mis-mezh′ūr to measure wrongly
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Usage

In literature:

For egoism does not necessarily imply either misapprehension or mismeasurement.
"On the Old Road, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John Ruskin
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In news:

The Mismeasure of Man by Stephen Jay Gould Norton, 352 pp.
Top 100 Stories of 2011 #59: The Mismeasure of Stephen Jay Gould .
Top 100 Stories of 2011 #59: The Mismeasure of Stephen Jay Gould.
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In science:

Lawrence PA (2007) The mismeasurement of science.
Deep Impact: Unintended consequences of journal rank
From an experimental point of view the mono-jet plus missing− 6ET signature is quite complex to study because of the large instrumental background from jet mismeasurement and the presence of cosmic rays background.
Probing Physics Beyond the SM at Tevatron
The main background comes from jet events with a jet faking an electron and mismeasurement leading to missing transverse energy.
Tevatron Electroweak Results and Electroweak Summary
An event with many jets can have large fake 6ET because of mismeasurement of the jet energies, often stemming from instrumental effects, making this background diﬃcult to model.
Diboson Measurements at the Tevatron
However, one might wonder how reliable such a reconstruction is in the presence of detector mismeasurements.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
So far, efforts have been directed at the dominant background of mismeasured QCD events.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
As a simple example, the fact that the largest mismeasurements come from jet energies (rather than jet directions) means that one can suppress much of this background by cutting on an observable with known properties under such mismeasurements.
Tools for extracting new physics in events with missing transverse momentum
NNs (CDF) and BDTs (D0) are implemented to reduce the main background process, represented by QCD multijet production, with E/T coming from jet energy mismeasurements. A second discriminant is then used to separate the signal from the remaining sources of background.
Search for Low Mass Higgs Boson at the Tevatron
Bringing the SLD measurement of sin2 θef f in agreement with the LEP average would require a 5% mismeasurement of the average value of the polarization, which seems a bit hard to swallow compared to the quoted systematic error of less than 1%.
Moriond '97 - Electroweak Interactions and Unified Theories - Conference Summary
Semiparametric eﬃcient estimation of a conditional density with missing or mismeasured covariates. J.
Information bounds for Cox regression models with missing data
Experimentally this is a difﬁcult analysis which suffers from substantial QCD dije ts background due to mismeasured jets.
Exotic Searches at the Tevatron
The inset shows the two different ﬁtting functions used to evaluate the backgro und from mismeasured QCD dijet events.
Exotic Searches at the Tevatron
If the ratio λpick (t)/λ3γ would be mismeasured, the ﬁtted results becomes unstable against the ﬁtting region.
First test of $O(\alpha ^{2})$ correction of the orthopositronium decay rate
This quantity is also particularly robust against jet-energy mismeasurements.
Searches for new phenomena at CMS and ATLAS
Instrumental backgrounds are due to multijet events with mismeasured missing ET or jets faking leptons.
Higgs Searches
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