er·​ra·​ta e-ˈrä-tə How to pronounce errata (audio)
: a list of errors in a printed work discovered after printing and shown with corrections
also : a page bearing such a list
The publisher should include with the book an errata sheet, as is customary with publishers specializing in quantitative methods. Susan M. Elshaw-Thrall

Examples of errata in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the editorial notes published Thursday, Thorp again apologized for not posting the errata in 2015. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 15 Dec. 2022 The Battletech Beginner Box is a reprint of an earlier edition with some rules errata and tweaks and a change to one of the battlemechs featured in the box. Rob Wieland, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 One hitch is that older chips might have design defects — ‘errata’ that have subsequently been corrected in newer versions. Bybloomberg, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2022 Under Biden, the 2021 preliminary page count (the National Archives will net out blank pages and other errata later) stands at 74,532, and the number of rules 3,257, without any impulse for deregulation to net anything out. Clyde Wayne Crews Jr., Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 The report is more than 800 pages, and there is a 20-page errata to the report which shows corrections made to the original. CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 By the end of the century, readers were wading through a flood of cheap errata from afar—mostly of war, crime, fires, and floods. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2020 Although brief, the prefaces of the first two editions and an errata page are written in a distinctive (and often complaining) voice. Keith Stavely and Kathleen Fitzgerald, Smithsonian, 12 Jan. 2018

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Word History


Latin, plural of erratum

First Known Use

1573, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of errata was in 1573

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“Errata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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