soft error

soft error
soft error UK US noun [countable] [singular soft error plural soft errors] computing
a mistake caused by software that is very difficult to find because it only appears in particular situations
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ˌsoft ˈerror 7 [soft error] noun (computing)
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

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