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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 train crash was caused by human error rather than mechanical failure.
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"error" in British English

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errornoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈer.ər/ us   /ˈer.ɚ/
B2 a mistake: He admitted that he'd made an error. The letter contains a number of typing errors. Human error has been blamed for the air crash. With something as delicate as brain surgery, there is little margin for error (= you must not make mistakes).
error of judgment
a wrong decision: 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 behave differently

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"error" in Business English

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errornoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈerər/ us  
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
(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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“error” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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