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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    in tennis and other sports, an error that is just a mistake rather than the result of pressure from the opponent

    Anderson began the tiebreak with an unforced error.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/07/2016
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    2
    in politics or business, a mistake that is self-inflicted rather than being caused by outside pressure

    Could this be the unforced error the Republicans have been waiting for?

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 14/07/2016
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