Definition of error message in English:

error message

Syllabification: er·ror mes·sage

noun

Computing
  • A message displayed on a monitor screen or printout, indicating that an incorrect instruction has been given, or that there is an error resulting from faulty software or hardware.
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    • If anything goes wrong, the script will capture the exception and print out an error message.
    • The user may not have the luxury of viewing a message box with an error description or even understand the error message when it is displayed.
    • Whenever he tried to connect to the internet, he got an error message stating that the modem could not be initialized.

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