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Meaning of “error” in the English Dictionary

"error" in British English

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errornoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈer.ər/  us   //
B2 a ​mistake: He ​admitted that he'd made an error. The ​lettercontains a ​number of ​typing errors. Human error has been ​blamed for the ​aircrash. With something as ​delicate as ​brainsurgery, there is little margin for error (= you must not make ​mistakes).error of judgment a ​wrongdecision: Not ​telling the ​staff before they ​read the ​news in the ​papers was an error of ​judgment.see the error of your ways to ​understand that you were ​wrong to ​behave in a ​particular way and ​start to ​behavedifferently

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(Definition of error from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"error" in American English

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errornoun [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 ​traincrash was caused by ​human error ​rather than ​mechanicalfailure.
(Definition of error from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"error" in Business English

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errornoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈerər/
something done or written by accident that is not ​correct, not ​accurate, or does not give the ​rightresult: make/introduce an error Can I ​amend my ​VATreturnonline 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 ​accountingled to this ​figure appearing in the '​profit' ​column.accounting/administrative/clerical error Due to an ​administrative error, the ​payment went to the wrong ​bankaccount. 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 ​computerprogram, or a ​message that this has ​happened: give/produce/generate an error The ​buggenerated an error when ​performing a multi-scale ​query. a ​syntax/​server/​system error
(Definition of error from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “error”
in Korean 오류, 에러…
in Arabic خَطأ…
in Malaysian kesilapan…
in French erreur…
in Russian ошибка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錯誤, 謬誤, 差錯…
in Italian errore…
in Turkish yanlış, hata, kusur…
in Polish błąd, pomyłka…
in Spanish error, equivocación…
in Vietnamese lỗi, có sai số…
in Portuguese erro…
in Thai ข้อผิดพลาด…
in German der Fehler, der Irrtum…
in Catalan error…
in Japanese 間違い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 错误, 谬误, 差错…
in Indonesian kesalahan, keliru…
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