Definition of corrigendum in English:


nounPlural corrigenda

  • A thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book.

    ‘the 1980-84 cumulation contains corrigenda which are not included in the annual volumes’
    • ‘This corrigendum simply corrected the descriptions of supplementary information that accompanied the article detailing precisely what data were used.’
    • ‘After a foreword and after a short list of corrigenda for Volumes 1 and 2, it begins with the Latin texts of entries in the Register which were given in English only in Volume 2.’
    • ‘Mr. Bird, who is now studying the corrigendum (any error that might have been in the previous or draft report) has sent copies to the Leader of the Opposition and the Director of Public Prosecutions.’
    • ‘A corrigenda shall go correcting the following.’
    • ‘A corrigendum pasted on the inside back cover of the book says, wherever there is a blank against party affiliations in pages 10-77, it may be read as CPM.’
    • ‘He was only saved by the Deputy Speaker who is chairing the committee of supply, when he ruled that the official document was the yellow book and not the corrigenda.’
    • ‘More recently, Mann battled back in a 2004 corrigendum in the journal Nature, in which he clarified the presentation of his data.’
    • ‘Man, you can be annoying with your interpolations, addenda, corrigenda, interregna, whatever.’
    • ‘Conceding the opposition concern the chief minister brought a corrigendum inserting the words.’
    • ‘This was after opposition MPs sought clarification on why the figures in the yellow book and the corrigenda were different.’
    • ‘If at all they publish some true news involving big politicians or ministers they are forced by some higher forces to publish corrigendum.’
    • ‘If discrepancies do exist Members need to be made aware of them as this could lead to pressure for additional development to achieve viability: these will be reported in the corrigendum paper.’
    • ‘Here are the addenda and corrigenda that I know of so far; please keep sending me any comments you have.’
    • ‘The form of that contract was the 6th edition with corrigenda and Guidance Notes and Amendments.’
    error, mistake, miscalculation, fallacy, slip, oversight, fault, blunder, gaffe, defect, flaw
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Early 19th century: Latin, neuter gerundive of corrigere ‘bring into order’ (see correct).