programming, operating system
Any error which causes abrupt termination of the program. The program may be terminated either by itself or by the operating system (a "fatal exception"). In the former instance, the program contains code which catches the error and, as a result, returns to the operating system or calls an operating system service to terminate the program.
The fatal error was to do it through intelligence services, and in secret.
He tanked with right-wing voters because he made the fatal error of showing some humanity to the children of illegal immigrants.
The Spaniards made the fatal error of attempting to settle during the period of exploration.
Most deeply do I regret that I did not meet you before this last and fatal error.'
The fatal error which causes the procreation of children to depend on pecuniary reasons and interests is a social misfortune.
By this fatal error, the very genius and essential nature of Christianity imperceptibly underwent a change.
As an exponent of Plato he suffered from the fatal error of confounding Plato with the later Platonists.
It would have been a fatal error to talk of furs at that moment.
For this fatal error he offered his own blood as an expiatory sacrifice.
But, having committed that fatal error, I'm willing to atone for it.