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error message

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Definition of error message in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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