[ ih-rah-tuhm, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uhm ]
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noun,plural er·ra·ta [ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh]. /ɪˈrɑ tə, ɪˈreɪ-, ɪˈræt ə/.
  1. an error in writing or printing.

  2. a statement of an error and its correction inserted, usually on a separate page or slip of paper, in a book or other publication; corrigendum.

Origin of erratum

1580–90; <Latin, noun use of errātum wandered, erred, strayed (neuter past participle of errāre). See err, -ate1

usage note For erratum

See errata.

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British Dictionary definitions for erratum


/ (ɪˈrɑːtəm) /

nounplural -ta (-tə)
  1. an error in writing or printing

  2. another name for corrigendum

Origin of erratum

C16: from Latin: mistake, from errāre to err

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