American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of correcting.
- n. Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault: made corrections in the report.
- n. Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve.
- n. The treatment of offenders through a system of penal incarceration, rehabilitation, probation, and parole, or the administrative system by which these are effectuated.
- n. An amount or quantity added or subtracted in order to correct.
- n. A decline in stock-market activity or prices following a period of increases.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of correcting, or of bringing into conformity to a standard, model, or original: as, the correction of an arithmetical computation; the correction of a proof-sheet.
- n. The act of noting and pointing out for removal or amendment, as errors, defects, mistakes, or faults of any kind.
- n. The change or amendment indicated or effected; that which is proposed or substituted for what is wrong; an emendation: as, the corrections on a proof.
- n. Correctness.
- n. In mathematics and physics, a subordinate quantity which has to be taken into account and applied in order to insure accuracy, as in the use of an instrument or the solution of a problem.
- n. The act of counteracting or removing whatever is undesirable, inconvenient, or injurious: as, the correction of abuses in connection with the public service; the correction of acidity of the stomach.
- n. In optics, the elimination of spherical or chromatic aberration from an eyepiece or object-glass; also, loosely, the error produced by aberration of the two kinds.
- n. The rectification of faults, or the attempt to rectify them, as in character or conduct, by the use of restraint or punishment; that which corrects; chastisement; discipline; reproof.
- n. The act of correcting.
- n. A substitution for an error or mistake.
- n. Punishment that is intended to rehabilitate an offender.
- n. An amount or quantity of something added or subtracted so as to correct.
- n. A decline in a stock market price after a large rise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
- n. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
- n. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation.
- n. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects.
- n. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument.
- n. a rebuke for making a mistake
- n. the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
- n. a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
- n. treatment of a specific defect
- n. something substituted for an error
- n. a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
- n. the act of punishing
- From Latin corrēctiō. (Wiktionary)
“It's no mistake capcom changed it in the state it was what we call a correction from a previous error!”
“And he suggested that it might not recover at all -- that it might be what we call a correction and that we might be just simply seeing a new economic reality in this country.”
“But not everyone was expecting a major near-term correction in stocks: "Perhaps those calling for a correction are the ones that missed the rally," said analysts at Calyon.”
“Now I pointed at Nancy, to remind her of my name correction.”
“This current "correction" is perhaps the last chance to get a bargain in gold and silver.”
“Today, I see no evidence that crude oil has bottomed in what I regard as a lengthy medium-term correction, meaning a minimum of several months and up to two or possibly even three years. … we could easily see a retest of $100 this year, with an outside chance of a temporary overshoot, taking us close to $80.”
“This bill deals with the topic of correction from the media, where the media and journalists can be responsible for even publishing the opinions of interviewees.”
“However, the lower case m for May in the correction is inexcusable, as is the inconsistent format.”
“The speed with which this has happened has been awful, but however inconvenient for many or catastrophic for a few, correction is not a failure of the market, but a success.”
“Now that the correction is in, does that make the connecting information less ominous, or more?!”
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