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typo

[tahy-poh] /ˈtaɪ poʊ/
noun, plural typos. Informal.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; shortened form; see -o

typo-

1.
a combining form representing type, in compound words:
typography, typology.
Compare -type.

typo.

3.
typographical.
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Examples from the web for typo
  • These two strangers had nearly identical email addresses, and it was a fateful typo that brought them together.
  • He'd maybe make one little typo, but his copy was clean and concise and it was an item.
  • Sorry about the typo on height in the second paragraph.
  • Then there was a crucial typo and some shoddy referencing.
  • But one little typo can turn into a big security problem.
  • It's the equivalent of pulping an entire encyclopaedia on the basis of a single typo.
  • Also, if you use your own domain, users are more likely to end up closer to the intended destination if they make a typo.
British Dictionary definitions for typo

typo

/ˈtaɪpəʊ/
noun (pl) -pos
1.
(informal) a typographical error Also called (Brit) literal

typo.

abbreviation
1.
variants of typ.
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Word Origin and History for typo
n.

1816, short for typographer; 1892 as short for typographical error (see typography).

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typo in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for typo

typo

typographical [error]

typo.

  1. typographer
  2. typography
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