Origin of error
Examples from the Web for error
The misidentification has since been corrected, and The Daily Beast regrets the error.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because of an error, there were more of the blue bottles than I could use in the years left me.
He later apologized for the error, and ceded control of his Twitter handle to his company, Katalyst Media (although not for long).Ashton Kutcher’s History of Idiocy: Ubergate, Brownface, Joe Paterno, and More|Marlow Stern|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Editor's Note: This story has been corrected, two quotes that appeared due to an editor's error have been removed.Commando Colonel Accused of Exposing his Lover to HIV|Jacob Siegel|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Through trial and error he began crafting different dishes—chicken, sautéed vegetables, and, of course, desserts.
But if they do not coincide, then the amount of error may be found by the micrometer wheel g, Fig. 1353.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
But this error of theirs should be laid at the door of the rabbins from whom they received it.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. II|Martin Luther
Eleanor realized her error and had common sense enough not to endeavor to explain it away.Polly's Business Venture|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
The Unionists leaders, however, whom we can absolutely trust, have decided that abstention from debate would be an error.A Leap in the Dark|A.V. Dicey
He was in error concerning the hot desire that burned in her eyes to know about Eschenbach.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
British Dictionary definitions for error
Word Origin for error
Word Origin and History for error
also, through 18c., errour, c.1300, from Old French error "mistake, flaw, defect, heresy," from Latin errorem (nominative error) "a wandering, straying, mistake," from errare "to wander" (see err).
Words for "error" in most Indo-European languages originally meant "wander, go astray" (but cf. Irish dearmad "error," from dermat "a forgetting").
Medicine definitions for error
Idioms and Phrases with error
see comedy of errors; trial and error.