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errata

[ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh] /ɪˈrɑ tə, ɪˈreɪ-, ɪˈræt ə/
noun
1.
plural of erratum.
2.
a list of errors and their corrections inserted, usually on a separate page or slip of paper, in a book or other publication; corrigenda.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35
Usage note
Errata is originally the plural of the singular Latin noun erratum. Like many such borrowed nouns (agenda; candelabra), it came by the mid-17th century to be used as a singular noun, meaning “a list of errors or corrections to be made (in a book).” Despite objections by some to this singular use, it is common in standard English: The errata begins on page 237. When errata clearly means “errors,” it takes plural verbs and pronouns: Although errata were frequent in the first printing, most of them were corrected in subsequent printings. As a singular noun, errata has developed an English plural form erratas, which is rarely used.

erratum

[ih-rah-tuh m, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh m] /ɪˈrɑ təm, ɪˈreɪ-, ɪˈræt əm/
noun, plural errata
[ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh] /ɪˈrɑ tə, ɪˈreɪ-, ɪˈræt ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
an error in writing or printing.
2.
a statement of an error and its correction inserted, usually on a separate page or slip of paper, in a book or other publication; corrigendum.
Origin
1580-90; < Latin, noun use of errātum wandered, erred, strayed (neuter past participle of errāre). See err, -ate1
Usage note
See errata.
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Examples from the web for errata
  • So an errata sheet needs to be published making the correction.
  • Intel said that it will release more details about the errata on Monday.
  • Typos aside, there are glaring errata that stir doubts.
  • Readers need to look up the cited sources to be able to find later errata, updates, and new papers citing these.
  • The good side is that a lot of errata got included, and updates regular.
British Dictionary definitions for errata

errata

/ɪˈrɑːtə/
noun
1.
the plural of erratum

erratum

/ɪˈrɑːtəm/
noun (pl) -ta (-tə)
1.
an error in writing or printing
2.
another name for corrigendum
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: mistake, from errāre to err
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Word Origin and History for errata
n.

plural of erratum (q.v.).

erratum

n.

"list of corrections attached to a printed book," 1580s, from Latin erratum (plural errata), neuter past participle of errare (see err).

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