erratum erratum

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Usage(s):

  1. Next morning, the Post had a far more surprising item on the front page: a two-column erratum box explaining that Goldwater had really been referring to Harry Truman.
  2. He is wrong; man is a thinking erratum.

News

  • Spain blames typo for adding $13B to national debt

    A slight typo in a 2014 debt forecast report released by Spain's Economy Ministry this week forecast the number a bit higher than is true — by $13.6 billion. "It is an erratum," a spokeswoman for the Economy Ministry told Agence France-Presse . The typo took four days to ...
    on October 4, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

Quotes

  • Chandy said, "As soon the error came to the notice of the government, the correction erratum was issued. It is not correct to say that the mistake happened with a deliberate intention to hurt the sentiments of any section in the society."
    on Sep 16, 2004 By: Oommen Chandy Source: Sify

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