human error

Definition of human error

:a person's mistake rather than on the failure of a machine
  • The accident was blamed on human error.

Word by Word Definitions

human play
  1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of humans (see 2human)

  2. : consisting of humans

  3. : having human form or attributes

  1. : a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) : a person : man

error play
  1. : an act or condition of ignorant or imprudent deviation from a code of behavior

  2. : an act involving an unintentional deviation from truth or accuracy

  3. : an act that through ignorance, deficiency, or accident departs from or fails to achieve what should be done : such as


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