[ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh]


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. Unabridged


[ih-rah-tuhm, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uhm]
noun, plural errata [ih-rah-tuh, ih-rey-, ih-rat-uh] .
an error in writing or printing.
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.

1580–90; < Latin, noun use of errātum wandered, erred, strayed (neuter past participle of errāre). See err, -ate1

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errata (ɪˈrɑːtə)
the plural of erratum

erratum (ɪˈrɑːtəm)
n , pl -ta
1.  an error in writing or printing
2.  another name for corrigendum
[C16: from Latin: mistake, from errāre to err]

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Word Origin & History

"list of corrections attached to a printed book," 1580s, from L. erratum (pl. errata), neut. pp. of errare (see err).

plural of erratum (q.v.).
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Example sentences
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.
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