from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mistake in printing, typesetting, or typing, especially one caused by striking an incorrect key on a keyboard.
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- n. A mistake made during the process of typing, especially one caused by a slip of the fingers; often shortened to typo.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
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During the Carter presidency,when I noted with satisfaction that Attorney General Griffin Bell had recused himself on some matter affecting his boss, a typographical error caused the reflexive verb to be changed to “rescued,” and Bell waved the clipping before a cabinet meeting: “It says here I rescued myself, and come to think of it, that’s what I did.”