misprint

An error in a published text is a misprint. If a newspaper headline reads "Local Sailing Team Wins International Goat Race," that's probably a misprint. At least we hope it is!

A mistake in anything that's printed is a misprint. You might also call it a typographical error or typo. Misprints are an embarrassment for the publisher, since they're evidence of a hasty printing job or a lack of careful proofreading. Spelling and grammatical errors (using then instead of than, for example) in books, magazines, or newspapers are common kinds of misprints.

Definitions of misprint
  1. noun
    a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
    synonyms: erratum, literal, literal error, typo, typographical error
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    type of:
    error, mistake
    part of a statement that is not correct
  2. verb
    print incorrectly
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    type of:
    print
    write as if with print; not cursive
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