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error

[ er-er ]
/ ˈɛr ər /
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noun
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Origin of error

1250–1300; Middle English errour, from Latin errōr- (stem of error), equivalent to err-err + -or-or1

synonym study for error

1. See mistake.

OTHER WORDS FROM error

er·ror·less, adjectiveer·ror·less·ly, adverb
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How to use error in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for error

error
/ (ˈɛrə) /

noun
a mistake or inaccuracy, as in action or speecha typing error
an incorrect belief or wrong judgment
the condition of deviating from accuracy or correctness, as in belief, action, or speechhe was in error about the train times
deviation from a moral standard; wrongdoinghe saw the error of his ways
maths statistics a measure of the difference between some quantity and an approximation to or estimate of it, often expressed as a percentagean error of 5%
statistics See type I error, type II error

Derived forms of error

error-free, adjective

Word Origin for error

C13: from Latin, from errāre to err
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Other Idioms and Phrases with error

error

see comedy of errors; trial and error.

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