Definition of fencepost error
- a particular class of "off-by-one" errors in which the intuitive answer is incorrect. The following problem illustrates the error:
"How many posts are required to build a 100 foot long fence with posts 10 feet apart?"
The intuitive answer - 10 - is incorrect. (11 posts are required.)
- See more words with the same meaning: computer slang.
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|Definitions include: acronym for "in real life".|
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|Definitions include: acronym for "what the fuck?".|
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|Definitions include: By analogy from the same-named measurement in analog electronics.|
|Definitions include: used to indicate laughter in text-based communication.|
|Definitions include: one unit of approval of something posted to the web.|
|Definitions include: acronym for "I don't know know!".|
|Definitions include: acronym for "face the wall."|
|Definitions include: shortened form of "message".|
Slang terms with the same root words
Other terms relating to 'error':
|Definitions include: Sands for "Idiot Behind Machine" error.|
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