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

 

soft error

 noun
noun
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