from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Containing or derived from error; mistaken: erroneous conclusions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Containing an error; inaccurate.
- adj. Derived from an error.
- adj. Mistaken.
- adj. signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural.
- adj. Misleading; misled; mistaking.
- adj. Containing error; not conformed to truth or justice; incorrect; false; mistaken
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wandering; roving; devious; unsettled; irregular.
- Controlled by error; misled; deviating from the truth.
- Containing error; false; mistaken; not conformable to truth or justice; liable to mislead: as, an erroneous opinion; erroneous doctrine or instruction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. containing or characterized by error
Middle English, from Latin errōneus, from errō, errōn-, a vagabond, from errāre, to err, wander; see ers- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)