Definition of corrigendum in US English:



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

    • ‘The form of that contract was the 6th edition with corrigenda and Guidance Notes and Amendments.’
    • ‘This was after opposition MPs sought clarification on why the figures in the yellow book and the corrigenda were different.’
    • ‘This corrigendum simply corrected the descriptions of supplementary information that accompanied the article detailing precisely what data were used.’
    • ‘More recently, Mann battled back in a 2004 corrigendum in the journal Nature, in which he clarified the presentation of his data.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If at all they publish some true news involving big politicians or ministers they are forced by some higher forces to publish corrigendum.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Man, you can be annoying with your interpolations, addenda, corrigenda, interregna, whatever.’
    • ‘A corrigenda shall go correcting the following.’
    • ‘Conceding the opposition concern the chief minister brought a corrigendum inserting the words.’
    • ‘Here are the addenda and corrigenda that I know of so far; please keep sending me any comments you have.’
    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).