Definition of soft error noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


soft error

BrE BrE//ˌsɒft ˈerə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɔːft ˈerər//
(computing) Computer problems
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an error or fault that makes a program or operating system stop working, but that can often be corrected by switching the computer off then on again See related entries: Computer problems
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: soft error