follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

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
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin, noun use of errātum wandered, erred, strayed (neuter past participle of errāre). See err, -ate1
Usage note
See errata.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for 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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for erratum
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for erratum

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for erratum

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for erratum