typographical error

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typographical error

(typo) An error while inputting text via keyboard, made despite the fact that the user knows exactly what to type in. This usually results from the operator's inexperience at keyboarding, rushing, not paying attention, or carelessness.

Compare: mouso, thinko.
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In 2014 a fat-finger error by a trader on Japan's stock market caused more than PS370bn worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.
Securities regulators in Australia have fined Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) for a fat-finger trade.
The typical risk checks differ by asset class, but brokers commonly conduct price threshold, fat-finger, credit and margin checks -- as well as various checks on the performance of algorithms.