1. [ noun ] a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Synonyms: mistake fault

"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
Synonyms: erroneousness
Related terms: incorrectness deviation err
3. [ noun ] a misconception resulting from incorrect information
Synonyms: erroneous_belief
Related terms: misconception
4. [ noun ] (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
Synonyms: misplay
Related terms: failure baseball baseball
5. [ noun ] departure from what is ethically acceptable
Synonyms: wrongdoing
Related terms: evil
6. [ noun ] (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer
Synonyms: computer_error
Related terms: happening programming_error hardware_error algorithm_error computer_science
7. [ noun ] part of a statement that is not correct
Synonyms: mistake

"the book was full of errors"

Related terms: misstatement corrigendum misprint err