literal error


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Noun1.literal error - a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kindliteral error - a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
mistake, error - part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"
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The use of the 300-word paragraph in essays continues to look out of place-and then there's the odd literal error.
Literal errors abound and a look at some of the top riders is undermined by missing photographs of Paul Cashman and Brian Hassett-and blank spaces in their place.