error message


: a message indicating that an error has occurred
The computer displayed an error message.

Examples of error message in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Instead of going dark or returning an error message, the universe hosted on the server that Josiah had knocked offline simply froze, as each player was suddenly disconnected and confined to their own computer’s splintered version of it. Andy Greenberg, WIRED, 14 Nov. 2023 Never call the phone number that appears in a pop-up window or an error message claiming to be from Microsoft. Kurt Knutsson, Fox News, 4 Sep. 2023 Then, in March, users were briefly unable to click on external links on the platform, getting an error message instead. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 12 Apr. 2023 The city of Dallas website currently displays an error message and Dallas Water Utilities is currently unable to process payments, according to the city. Matt Novak, Forbes, 4 May 2023 The second paragraph contains an error message from the chatbot that was asked to create the text and was evidently copy and pasted into the website without any oversight. James Vincent, The Verge, 2 May 2023 Twitter was again experiencing widespread technical issues, returning an odd error message to users who tried to click on links in tweets to third-party websites for nearly an hour Monday. Todd Spangler, Variety, 6 Mar. 2023 For those for whom the link is still available, trying to sign up only returns an error message. T.c. Sottek, The Verge, 11 Nov. 2022 According to a report in The Verge on Friday, trying to include tweets in Substack yields an error message, and Twitter users are encountering difficulties retweeting or liking new tweets with links to Substack stories. Kylie Robison, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Error message.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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