large absorption error was introduced

09:30 Dec 4, 2019
English to German translations [PRO]
Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / from a lab experiment with a medical substance of a plant
English term or phrase: large absorption error was introduced
...large absorption error was introduced when it was used to correct the absorption of ...

Please ignore the bad quality of the text, I have to work around this anyway, but can we say "ein Fehler wurde eingeführt" in such content in German? Thanks!
Inez Ulrich
Germany
Local time: 12:24


Summary of answers provided
3ein großer Absorptionsfehler (d.h. Unsicherheit des Absorptionswert[e]s) wurde eingeführt
D. I. Verrelli
3ein erheblicher Absorptionsfehler trat auf / es ergab sich eine signifikante Absorptionsabweichung
Barbara Schmidt


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ein erheblicher Absorptionsfehler trat auf / es ergab sich eine signifikante Absorptionsabweichung


Explanation:
my suggestion

Barbara Schmidt
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Asker: Hallo Barbara, vielen Dank für deinen Vorschlag, aber ich glaube, das trifft es nicht. :) Vielleicht kannst du aus dem etwas längeren Textabschnitt, den ich noch gepostet habe, mehr rauslesen, aber der Text ist einfach mies und ich muss mich da durchwurschteln.


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neutral  D. I. Verrelli: Seems generally reasonable. But I would take pains to avoid "signifikant", as this has two primary meanings (viz. "practically important" and "surpassing a statistical threshold") that have not been mentioned in the source text.
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ein großer Absorptionsfehler (d.h. Unsicherheit des Absorptionswert[e]s) wurde eingeführt


Explanation:
I am inclined to try a passive construction that nevertheless indicates that the error occurred due to the action [by the scientists] of applying a (putative) correction.

"Absorptionsfehler" can occasionally be found in scientific publications from respected publishers, along with "Absorptionskorrektur" and so on.
https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/bbm:978-3-642-91244-3/...
https://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de/opus4-wuerzburg/fro...

In scientific communication I can imagine "absorption error" being an expression used for brevity in place of "an error in the absorption value/estimate" (thus, optionally "Absorptionswert").
So far as I can tell, the authors don't really know precisely what the error is; rather, they are referring more to uncertainty — hence "Unsicherheit" — based upon the calculated standard deviations ("Standardabweichungen").

N.B. Duden apparently allows both "des Werts" and "des Wertes", although the latter gets more internet hits. https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Wert

D. I. Verrelli
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