fat-finger

fat-fingˈer adjective (informal)
Denoting a computer error caused by the clumsiness of the person inputting the data
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Main Entry:fat

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • fat-finger — verb To make errors in typing on a keyboard or keypad by accidentally striking more than one key simultaneously with one finger …   Wiktionary

  • fat-finger — verb .. to make a typographical error. implying large fingers fumbling over the keyboard no, that s a typo, i fat fingered it …   Dictionary of american slang

  • fat finger — noun A supposed cause of typographical errors …   Wiktionary

  • fat finger trade — n. An erroneous or inadvertent trade, particularly one that has significant market consequences, caused by a typo. Also: fat finger, fat finger trade, fat fingers trade. Example Citations: A trader at RBS has admitted to making a fat finger trade …   New words

  • fat-finger problem — n. The tendency to make errors on a device where the keys or screen elements are too small. Also: fat fingers problem, fat finger problem. Example Citations: Sizable erase and undo buttons at the bottom of the screen let you fix mistakes easily.… …   New words

  • fat finger dialing — n. A telephone scam in which a company sets up a toll number that is one digit different than a popular number, so that the company earns money when customers accidentally mis dial the legitimate number; mis dialing a phone number in this manner …   New words

  • Fat Finger Error — A human error caused by pressing the wrong key when using a computer to input data. Fat finger errors are often harmless but can sometimes have significant consequences for example, if the wrong number is entered in performing a mathematical… …   Investment dictionary

  • fat finger dialing — telephone scam where a company has a toll number with one digit that is different than a common toll free number so that said company makes money when a caller accidentally dials their phone number instead of the lawful toll free number …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fat — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 substance directly under your skin ADJECTIVE ▪ excess, extra, stored ▪ Are you carrying extra fat around your middle? ▪ body ▪ baby …   Collocations dictionary

  • finger — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ first, index, pointer (AmE) ▪ middle ▪ ring, third, wedding ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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