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error

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈer.ər/  us   //
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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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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