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Dictionary definition for: Mistake

1. (n) a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake" "she was quick to point out my errors" "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

2. (v) identify incorrectly; "Don''t mistake her for her twin sister"

3. (n) an understanding of something that is not correct; "he wasn''t going to admit his mistake" "make no mistake about his intentions" "there must be some misunderstanding--I don''t have a sister"

4. (v) to make a mistake or be incorrect

5. (n) part of a statement that is not correct; "the book was full of errors"

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