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per·son·al e·qua·tion

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.

personal equation

n. Psychology
1. Those characteristics of a person that cause variation in observation, judgment, and reasoning.
2. An allowance or adjustment made for such variation.

per·son·al e·qua·tion

(pĕr'sŏn-ăl ĕ-kwā'zhŭn)
A slight error in judgment, perceptual response, or action peculiar to the person 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.

personal equation

A personal bias or peculiarity that may explain a difference in approach or interpretation.
See also: equation
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