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English noun: error

1. error (act) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

SamplesHe made a bad mistake.
She was quick to point out my errors.
I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults.

Synonymsfault, mistake

Broader (hypernym)nonaccomplishment, nonachievement

Narrower (hyponym)balls-up, ballup, betise, bloomer, blooper, blot, blunder, boner, boo-boo, botch, bungle, cockup, confusion, distortion, flub, folly, foolishness, foul-up, fuckup, imbecility, incursion, lapse, mess-up, miscalculation, miscue, misestimation, misreckoning, mix-up, offside, omission, oversight, parapraxis, pratfall, renege, revoke, skip, slip, slip-up, smear, smirch, spot, stain, stupidity

2. error (attribute) inadvertent incorrectness


Broader (hypernym)incorrectness, wrongness

Narrower (hyponym)deviation

3. error (cognition) a misconception resulting from incorrect information

Synonymserroneous belief

Broader (hypernym)misconception

4. error (act) (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed


Broader (hypernym)failure

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

5. error (attribute) departure from what is ethically acceptable


Broader (hypernym)evil, evilness

6. error (event) (computer science) the occurrence of an incorrect result produced by a computer

Synonymscomputer error

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)algorithm error, hardware error, programming error, software error

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

7. error (communication) part of a statement that is not correct

SamplesThe book was full of errors.


Broader (hypernym)misstatement

Narrower (hyponym)corrigendum, erratum, literal, literal error, misprint, typo, typographical error

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