typographical error

noun
an error in printed or typewritten matter resulting from striking the improper key of a keyboard, from mechanical failure, or the like.
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typographical error definition


(typo) An error while inputting text via keyboard, made despite the fact that the user knows exactly what to type in. This usually results from the operator's inexperience at keyboarding, rushing, not paying attention, or carelessness.
Compare: mouso, thinko.
(1996-04-20)

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Example sentences
The typographical error and omission are a clerical oversight.
Using blocks eliminates another fiendish enemy: the typographical error.
Much more interesting than security systems, and only one typographical error.
There is a really major typographical error in your leader.
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