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[kawr-i-jen-duh m, kor-]
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noun, plural cor·ri·gen·da [kawr-i-jen-duh] /ˌkɔr ɪˈdʒɛn də/.
  1. an error to be corrected, especially an error in print.
  2. corrigenda, a list of corrections of errors in a book or other publication.
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Origin of corrigendum

1840–50; < Latin: literally, (something) to be corrected (neuter gerund of corrigere); see correct
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  • Corrigendum, kor-i-jen′dum, n. that which requires correction:—pl.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for corrigendum


noun plural -da (-də)
  1. an error to be corrected
  2. Also called: erratum (sometimes plural) a slip of paper inserted into a book after printing, listing errors and corrections
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin: that which is to be corrected, from corrigere to correct
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Word Origin and History for corrigendum


1850, from Latin corrigendum (plural corrigenda) "that which is to be corrected," neuter gerundive of corrigere "to correct" (see correct (v.)).

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