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human error

noun

the propensity for certain common mistakes by people; the making of an error as a natural result of being human

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New drivers get in accidents due to human error.

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by 1567

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  • To be “run ashore” has the littleness, poignancy, and bitterness of human error.

    The Mirror of the Sea Joseph Conrad
  • The history of medicine is really a history of human error and of human discovery.

  • There are portions filled with tales of human error and fallibility.

    Creed And Deed Felix Adler
  • I said 'human error' in my report, but that doesn't satisfy me.

    The Last Straw William J. Smith
  • We hear much of the human error which accepts what is sham and what is real.

    What's Wrong With The World G.K. Chesterton

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