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
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