Definition of error
- made an error in adding up the bill
- an error in judgment
- the map is in error
- a typographical error
- an error of metabolism
I made an error in my calculations.
They uncovered several errors in his report to the committee.
The paper contains numerous spelling errors.
horrifying cases of hospital error
The shortstop was charged with an error.
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: something that is not correct : a wrong action or statement
: a mistake made by a person who is playing a sport (such as baseball or tennis)
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