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typographical error

noun
1.
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 in Technology


(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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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