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error

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˈerər/
something done or written by accident that is not correct, not accurate, or does not give the right result: make/introduce an error Can I amend my VAT return online if I've made an error? correct/find an error contain/have errors The text has numerous errors, but none are particularly significant.error in sth An error in accounting led to this figure appearing in the 'profit' column.accounting/administrative/clerical error Due to an administrative error, the payment went to the wrong bank account. a grave/serious error He made an error of judgment when he failed to promote her. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify us immediately.
IT a situation in which something goes wrong in a computer program, or a message that this has happened: give/produce/generate an error The bug generated an error when performing a multi-scale query. a syntax/server/system error
→  See also margin of error , unrecoverable error
Translations of “error”
in Korean 오류, 에러…
in Arabic خَطأ…
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 Spanish error, equivocación…
in Portuguese erro…
in German der Fehler, der Irrtum…
in Catalan error…
in Japanese 間違い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 谬误, 差错…
(Definition of error from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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