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fatal error
Last modified: Thursday, July 31, 2003 

An error that causes a program to abort. Sometimes a fatal error returns you to the operating system. When a fatal error occurs, you may lose whatever data the program was currently processing.

Contrast with fatal system error, an operating system-specific error.

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