absolute error

  1. Noun.  (context, military) Shortest distance between the center of impact or the center of burst of a group of shots, and the point of impact or burst of a single shot within the group.
  2. Noun.  (context, military) Error of a sight consisting of its error in relation to a master service sight with which it is tested, including the known error of the master service sight.

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