From the Jargon file, version 4.2.2...
- off-by-one error
- n. [common] Exceedingly common error induced in many ways, such as by
starting at 0 when you should have started at 1 or vice-versa, or by
writing < N instead of <= N or vice-versa. Also applied to giving
something to the person next to the one who should have gotten it.
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