[ UK /ɛɹˈɑːtəm/ ]
  1. a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
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How To Use erratum In A Sentence

  • The published erratum clarifies the situation, but the statement caused us to re-examine our data to see what we are able to say about recent trends in HIV among homosexual men.
  • When this erratum occurs, data corruption may occur.
  • Yet there will be found some instances where I have completely failed in this attempt, and one, which I here request the reader to consider as an erratum, where there is left, most inadvertently, an alexandrine in the middle of a stanza. The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • He called for an erratum to be inserted into the written report and given equal prominence on the Department of Health's website.
  • More in the debate over the Jurassic / Cretaceous erratum that was a recent headline.
  • I heard on the news yesterday that some fellow in Sweden (see erratum at bottom) has been fined over $100,000 for speeding.
  • In tiny letters at the foot of the page were the words ` erratum: page 49'. THE RIVAL QUEENS: A COUNTESS ASHBY DE LA ZOUCHE MYSTERY
  • Nestorowicz A, Glaser B, Wilson BA, Shyng SL, Nichols CG, Stanley CA, et al. Genetic heterogeneity in familial hyperinsulinism [published erratum appears in Hum Mol Genet 1998 Sep; 7 (9): 1527]. Resources for Professionals
  • More to the point, the technical distinction between levels of impossibility is simply not that relevant in terms of how these quirks function; temporal or metaphysical, what we're dealing with is the impossible; novum, erratum or chimera are just different flavours of quirk; and, functionally speaking, these different types of transgression play the same way in most readings. Notes on Strange Fiction: Seams
  • Corrections made to printed original.p. 569 "With Ovyddes penner ye are gretly in favor," - "ooyddes" in original, corrected by subsequent Erratum note Notes and Queries, Number 189, June 11, 1853 A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.
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