Human Error | Definition of Human Error by Merriam-Webster

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Definition of human error

: a person’s mistake rather than on the failure of a machine The accident was blamed on human error.

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“Human error.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 30 December 2019.

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