American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Containing or derived from error; mistaken: erroneous conclusions.
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.
- adj. Containing an error; inaccurate.
- adj. Derived from an error.
- adj. Mistaken.
- adj. law signifies a deviation from the requirements of the law, but does not connote a lack of legal authority, and is thus distinguished from illegal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Wandering; straying; deviating from the right course; -- hence, irregular; unnatural.
- adj. obsolete Misleading; misled; mistaking.
- adj. Containing error; not conformed to truth or justice; incorrect; false; mistaken.
- 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)
“The Ministry of Information accused Nasha Niva of publishing what it called an erroneous report about authorities failing to evacuate one of the victims of Monday's attacks for several hours.”
“This is not a commercial activity," Mr. Della Valle insisted at a Rome press conference, rejecting what he called erroneous reports that Tod's would benefit commercially from exclusive use of the Colosseum image for his company's merchandise.”
“Chavez suggested state television should broadcast a series of programs focusing on the strength of the economy as a way to debunk what he called erroneous predictions from analysts of more economic problems on the horizon.”
“Example: MedPAC uses data from cost report forms despite knowing full well that more than 20% of the forms contain erroneous data.”
“The U.S. government identified $98 billion in erroneous or fraudulent payments made during the 2009 fiscal year, up from $72 billion the previous year, White House budget chief Peter Orszag said yesterday.”
“In tax year 2006, the latest year available, IRS made $10 billion to $12 billion in erroneous EITC payments, according to a study by the Treasury Department's inspector general.”
“Those small amounts totaled about $50 million in erroneous data charges.”
“They're just relying on the consumer to make certain erroneous assumptions -- namely, that no one would be scummy enough to exploit cancer for profit.”
“All told, he's called Verizon's customer service each month for what he said was more than $300 in erroneous data services.”
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