error

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English errour, from Latin error (wandering about), infinitive of errō (to wander, to err). Cognate with Gothic [script?] (airzei, error), Gothic [script?] (airzjan, to lead astray). More at err.

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error (countable and uncountable, plural errors)

  1. (uncountable) The state, quality, or condition of being wrong.
    • 1913, The Inland printer:
      "Am I in error in marking out the s in the word assistants used in the following manner? [...]"
  2. (countable) A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.
    • 2011 October 22, Sam Sheringham, “Aston Villa 1 - 2 West Brom”, BBC Sport:
      Chris Brunt sliced the spot-kick well wide but his error was soon forgotten as Olsson headed home from a corner.
  3. (computing, countable) A failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination.
  4. (statistics, countable) The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.
  5. (baseball, countable) A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.
  6. (appellate law, uncountable) One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.

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error (third-person singular simple present errors, present participle erroring, simple past and past participle errored)

  1. (computing) To function improperly due to an error, especially accompanied by error message.
    The web-page took a long time to load and errored out.
    Remove that line of code and the script should stop erroring there.
    This directory errors with a "Permission denied" message.
  2. (telecommunications) To show or contain an error or fault.
    The block transmission errored near the start and could not be received.
  3. (nonstandard) To err.
    • 1993 December, Arie Kaufman (editor), Rendering, Visualization, and Rasterization Hardware, Springer-Verlag New York LLC
      Pixels which are mathematically outside of a triangle, but which are included for anti-aliasing purposes can be generated with colour and depth information outside of the valid range. The ADE should identify these cases and clamp the output to the minimum or maximum value depending on the direction it has errored in.
    • 2000 December, Randy W. Kamphaus, Clinical Assessment of Child And Adolescent Intelligence, Allyn & Bacon
      By doing so examiners are erroring in the direction of drawing hypotheses based on greater evidence of reliability and validity.
    • 2001 November, Daniel D. Dancer, Shards and Circles: Artistic Adventures in Spirit and Ecology, Trafford Publishing
      Error is not just permitted by diversity; it is what permits diversity.... The beetle had “errored” beautifully
    • 2002 May, Sylvain Beauregard, Passion Celine Dion the Book: The Ultimate Guide for the Fan!, Trafford Publishing
      Many other celebrities errored in the political comments area...

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin error.

Noun[edit]

error m (plural errores)

  1. error

Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

error m (plural errores)

  1. Alternative form of erro.

Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

error m (genitive errōris); third declension

  1. wandering
  2. wavering, uncertainty
  3. error, mistake, delusion
  4. solecism

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative error errōrēs
genitive errōris errōrum
dative errōrī errōribus
accusative errōrem errōrēs
ablative errōre errōribus
vocative error errōrēs

Verb[edit]

error

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of errō

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin error.

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error m (plural errores)

  1. error

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