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Definitions for typographical error
ty·po·graph·i·cal er·ror

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misprint, erratum, typographical error, typo, literal error, literalnoun

    a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind

Wiktionary

  1. typographical errornoun

    A mistake made during the process of typing, especially one caused by a slip of the fingers; often shortened to typo.

Wikipedia

  1. Typographical error

    A typographical error (often shortened to typo), also called a misprint, is a mistake (such as a spelling mistake) made in the typing of printed (or electronic) material. Historically, this referred to mistakes in manual type-setting (typography). Technically, the term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger, but excludes errors of ignorance, such as spelling errors, or changing and misuse of words such as "than" and "then". Before the arrival of printing, the copyist's mistake or scribal error was the equivalent for manuscripts. Most typos involve simple duplication, omission, transposition, or substitution of a small number of characters. Fat finger or fat-finger syndrome (especially in the financial sector) is a slang term referring to an unwanted secondary action when typing. When a finger is bigger than the touch zone, with touchscreens or keyboards, there can be inaccuracy and one may hit two keys in a single keystroke. An example is buckled instead of bucked, due to the "L" key being next to the "K" key on the QWERTY keyboard, the most common keyboard for Latin-script alphabets.

ChatGPT

  1. typographical error

    A typographical error, often abbreviated as "typo", is a mistake made in the typing or printing process of a text. This can include misspelled words, incorrect punctuation, wrong letters, misuse of grammar, omitted words, or any other error that occurs during the input of text.

Wikidata

  1. Typographical error

    A typographical error is a mistake made in the typing process of printed material. Historically, this referred to mistakes in manual type-setting. The term includes errors due to mechanical failure or slips of the hand or finger, but excludes errors of ignorance, such as spelling errors. Before the arrival of printing, the "copyist's mistake" or "scribal error" was the equivalent for manuscripts. Most typos involve simple duplication, omission, transposition, or substitution of a small number of characters. Fat finger, or "fat-finger syndrome", a slang term, refers to an unwanted secondary action when typing. When one's finger is bigger than the touch zone, there can be inaccuracy in the fine motor movements and accidents occur. This is common with touchscreens. One may hit two adjacent keys on the keyboard in a single keystroke. For example, buckled instead of bucked due to the L key being next to the K key on many keyboards.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of typographical error in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of typographical error in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9


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