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Meaning of correction by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms


    From Latin corrēctiō .


    • IPA: /kəˈɹɛkʃən/, X-SAMPA: /k@"rEkS@n/
    • Hyphenation: cor‧rec‧tion
    • Rhymes: -ɛkʃən


    correction ( plural: corrections )

    1. The act of correcting .
    2. A substitution for an error or mistake .
    3. Punishment that is intended to rehabilitate an offender .
    4. An amount or quantity of something added or subtracted so as to correct .
    5. A decline in a stock market price after a large rise .

Explanation of correction by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake

    2. treatment of a specific defect

    3. the correction of his vision with eye glasses
    4. the act of punishing

    5. a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

    6. market runups are invariably followed by a correction
    7. something substituted for an error

    8. a rebuke for making a mistake

    9. a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure

    Definition of correction by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Correction ( k?r-r?ksh?n ), n. [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]
      1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.

      The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices. Strype.

      2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.

      Correction and instruction must both work

      Ere this rude beast will profit. Shak.

      3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, “the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin”.

      4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, “the correction of acidity in the stomach”.

      5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, “chronometer correction; compass correction”.

      Correction line ( Surv. ), a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares. -- House of correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell. -- Under correction, subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.