er·​ra·​tum e-ˈrä-təm How to pronounce erratum (audio) -ˈrā- How to pronounce erratum (audio)
plural errata e-ˈrä-tə How to pronounce erratum (audio)
: error
especially : corrigendum

Examples of erratum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In April 2014, PLOS ONE and Diabetologia issued errata, in which El-Remessy replaced the figures. Victoria Stern, Science | AAAS, 31 July 2017

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Word History


Latin, from neuter of erratus

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erratum was in 1589

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“Erratum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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