fallible

[fal-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
(of persons) liable to err, especially in being deceived or mistaken.
2.
liable to be erroneous or false; not accurate: fallible information.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin fallibilis, equivalent to Latin fall(ī) (passive of fallere to deceive) + -ibilis -ible

fallibility, fallibleness, noun
fallibly, adverb
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fallible (ˈfælɪbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being mistaken; erring
2.  liable to mislead
 
[C15: from Medieval Latin fallibilis, from Latin fallere to deceive]
 
falli'bility
 
n
 
'fallibleness
 
n
 
'fallibly
 
adv

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fallible
early 15c., from M.L. fallibilis "liable to err, deceitful." lit. "that can be deceived," from L. fallere "deceive." Fallibility.
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Example sentences
The critics of the romantic period were pioneers, and exhibit the fallibility of discoverers.
It is the inevitable result of limited information and human fallibility.
In applications that use a single quantum dot, such as biological sensors, this fallibility can have dramatic consequences.
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