[uh-roh-nee-uh s, e-roh-] /əˈroʊ ni əs, ɛˈroʊ-/
containing error; mistaken; incorrect; wrong:
an erroneous answer.
straying from what is moral, decent, proper, etc.
based on or containing error; mistaken; incorrect
straying from a wise or right path
Latin errare ‘to wander’
late 14c., from Old French erroneus and directly from Latin erroneus “vagrant, wandering” (in Late Latin “erroneous”), from erronem (nominative erro) “vagabond,” from errare “to wander, err” (see err). Related: Erroneously.
[er-er] /ˈɛr ər/ noun 1. a deviation from accuracy or correctness; a mistake, as in action or speech: His speech contained several factual errors. 2. belief in something untrue; the holding of mistaken opinions. 3. the condition of believing what is not true: in error about the date. 4. a moral offense; wrongdoing; sin. 5. […]
noun, Linguistics. 1. the systematic study of deviations from target-language norms in the course of second-language acquisition, especially in terms of the learner’s developing interlanguage.
- Error-based testing
programming Testing where information about programming style, error-prone language constructs, and other programming knowledge is applied to select test data capable of detecting faults, either a specified class of faults or all possible faults. (1996-05-13)
noun, Numismatics. 1. a coin showing evidence of a mistake in its manufacture.