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erratum

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Pronunciation: /ɛˈrɑːtəm
 
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Definition of erratum in English:

noun (plural errata /-tə/)

1An error in printing or writing.
Example sentences
  • The publisher has inserted an erratum slip noting three errors in dates and explaining that a contrite Hoban ‘writes at all hours of the day and night, sometimes when a little the worse for wear’.
  • Mr. Arnold later published an erratum sheet correcting the error.
  • The erratum can result in invalid data being delivered to a PCI master and only occurs in 850/860 systems due to ‘unique architectural interactions’ between the MCH and the ICH2.
1.1 (errata) A list of corrected errors appended to a book or published in a subsequent issue of a journal.
Example sentences
  • Periodicals would use errata sections to correct some of the errors, and letters to the editor could be used to debate a previous article's contentions and possibly set the record straight.
  • In this edition, such mistakes are corrected, and the original errata slips are also published.
  • It must have been extremely frustrating for the authors to have to include an errata slip correcting errors in two of the tables.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin, 'error', neuter past participle of errare 'err'.

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