Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
n. pl. er·ra·ta (-tə)
An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the plural of erratum
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
er•ra•ta(ɪˈrɑ tə, ɪˈreɪ-, ɪˈræt ə)
n., pl. -tas for 2.
1. pl. of erratum.
2. a list of errors and their corrections inserted, usu. on a separate page or slip of paper, in a book or other publication; corrigenda.
usage: errata is orig. the plural of erratum, a borrowing from Latin. By the mid-17th century, errata had come to be used as a singular noun meaning “a list of errors or corrections for a book.” Despite objections by some, this use is standard in English: The errata begins on page 237. When errata clearly means “errors,” it takes plural verbs and pronouns.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.