Definitions for "Error detection"
Checking for errors in data transmission. A calculation is made on the data being sent and the results are sent along with it. The receiver then performs the same calculation and compares its results with those sent. If an error is detected the affected data can be deleted and retransmitted, the error can be corrected or concealed, or it can simply be reported.
The process of detecting erroneous digital information after data recovery in the receiver. Erroneous information usually results from transmission errors. Error detection exploits the properties of a code applied to the data in the transmitter. See also Error Correction.
A process used during file transfer to discover discrepancies between transmitted and received data. some file transfer programs only detect errors; others detect errors and then attempt to fix them in a process called error correction.