corrigendum

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noun cor·ri·gen·dum \ˌkȯr-ə-ˈjen-dəm, ˌkär-\

Definition of corrigendum

plural

corrigenda

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  1. :  an error in a printed work discovered after printing and shown with its correction on a separate sheet

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Did You Know?

If you guessed that "corrigendum" might be connected to the word correct, you are quite right. Both "corrigendum" and "correct" derive from the Latin verb corrigere, which means "to correct." The noun "corrigendum" and its plural "corrigenda" came to us unaltered from Latin in the early 19th century. The verb "correct" is much older; it has been part of our language since at least the 14th century. Other descendants of the very correct "corrigere" include "incorrigible" and "escort."

Origin and Etymology of corrigendum

Latin, neuter of corrigendus, gerundive of corrigere to correct

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