er·​ra·​tum | \ e-ˈrä-təm How to pronounce erratum (audio) , -ˈrā-, -ˈra- How to pronounce erratum (audio) \
plural errata\ e-​ˈrä-​tə How to pronounce errata (audio) , -​ˈrā-​ , -​ˈra-​ \

Definition of erratum

: error especially : corrigendum

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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, "Why would a university pay a scientist found guilty of misconduct to leave?," 31 July 2017

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First Known Use of erratum

1589, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erratum

Latin, from neuter of erratus

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“Erratum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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