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error

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈer·ər/
a mistake, esp. in a way that can be discovered as wrong, or the making of such mistakes: [C] a spelling/mathematical error [U] Investigators said the train crash was caused by human error rather than mechanical failure.
Translations of “error”
in Arabic خَطأ…
in Korean 오류, 에러…
in Malaysian kesilapan…
in French erreur…
in Turkish yanlış, hata, kusur…
in Italian errore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 謬誤, 差錯…
in Russian ошибка…
in Polish błąd, pomyłka…
in Vietnamese lỗi, có sai số…
in Spanish error, equivocación…
in Portuguese erro…
in Thai ข้อผิดพลาด…
in German der Fehler, der Irrtum…
in Catalan error…
in Japanese 間違い…
in Indonesian kesalahan, keliru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 谬误, 差错…
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