Definition of Personal equation

1. Noun. Variability attributable to individual differences.

Generic synonyms: Variability, Variableness, Variance

Medical Definition of Personal equation

1. A slight error in judgment, perceptual response, or action peculiar to the individual and so constant that it is usually possible to allow for it in accepting the person's statements or conclusions, thus arriving at approximate exactness; observed in persons whose work involves readings of events in time, such as navigators and air traffic controllers. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Personal equation

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1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1889)
"A certain variability in the personal equation is generally admitted. ... There are changes of personal equation while the circumstances of observation so ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1894)
"If experiments be arranged in which this can be done, the influence of experience upon both personal equation and steadiness of judgment can be studied. ..."

3. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1891)
"Preliminary Note on the Change of personal equation with Stellar Magnitude ... The question of the determination of the variation of personal equation with ..."

4. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1909)
"THE PHILOSOPHY OF personal equation. "Of whatever temperament a professional ... It deems the personal equation to be the essential feature of all ..."

5. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1896)
"The effect of errors due to personal equation upon the determination of star places is, ... If the personal equation in transits remains constant, ..."

6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1866)
"On personal equation in Reading Microscopes. By EJ Stone, Esq. In the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 1865, May 12, is an abstract of an ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A METHOD OF ELIMINATING THE personal equation IN TRANSIT OBSERVATIONS. By J. BURKITT WEBB, of Cornell University, Ithaca, ..."

8. A Treatise on Surveying: Comprising the Theory and the Practice by William Mitchell Gillespie, Cady Staley (1897)
"personal equation. This difference in longitude requires a further correction for the personal equation of the two observers. The usual procedure is for the ..."

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