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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


Synonymserroneousness


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


Synonymsmisplay


Broader (hypernym)failure


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

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


Synonymswrongdoing


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.


Synonymsmistake


Broader (hypernym)misstatement


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









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