|1.||[ noun ] a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention|
"he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
|Related terms:||nonaccomplishment oversight omission blunder miscalculation stupidity slip ballup confusion incursion distortion blot footfault revoke blame|
|2.||[ noun ] inadvertent incorrectness|
|Related terms:||incorrectness deviation err|
|3.||[ noun ] a misconception resulting from incorrect information|
|4.||[ noun ] (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed|
|Related terms:||failure baseball baseball|
|5.||[ noun ] departure from what is ethically acceptable|
|6.||[ noun ] (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer|
|Related terms:||happening programming_error hardware_error algorithm_error computer_science|
|7.||[ noun ] part of a statement that is not correct|
"the book was full of errors"
|Related terms:||misstatement corrigendum misprint err|