Definition of lapsus calami in English:

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lapsus calami

Pronunciation: /ˈlapsəs ˈkaləˌmī/ /-ˌmē/

noun (plural same)

A slip of the pen.
Example sentences
  • T for F is not a very likely lapsus calami, despite the touch-typing affinity of T and F, but it's a very common OCR error.



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Syllabification: lap·sus ca·la·mi

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