• The state, quality, or condition of being wrong.
  • A mistake; an accidental wrong action or a false statement not made deliberately.
  • Sin; transgression.
  • A failure to complete a task, usually involving a premature termination.
  • The difference between a measured or calculated value and a true one.
  • A play which is scored as having been made incorrectly.
  • One or more mistakes in a trial that could be grounds for review of the judgement.
  • Any alteration in the DNA chemical structure occurring during DNA replication, recombination or repairing.


  • To function improperly due to an error, especially accompanied by error message.
  • To show or contain an error or fault.
  • To err.


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  • From Anglo-Norman errour, from Old French error, from Latin error, infinitive of errō. Cognate with Gothic πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒΆπŒ΄πŒΉ ("error"), Gothic πŒ°πŒΉπ‚πŒΆπŒΎπŒ°πŒ½ ("to lead astray"). More at err.

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