human error

This page is about the collocation human error

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


a mistake caused by a person, and not by mechanical failure or natural forces

For example

  • Investigators concluded that the train crash was caused by human error.

  • We thought the fire was started by lightning, but now we know it was the result of human error.

Quick Quiz

Which can be the result of human error?

a. an earthquake

b. a tsunami

c. a flood

Contributor: Matt Errey