Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of correcting.
  • noun Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault.
  • noun Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve.
  • noun The treatment of offenders through a system of penal incarceration, rehabilitation, probation, and parole, or the administrative system by which these are effectuated.
  • noun An amount or quantity added or subtracted in order to correct.
  • noun A decline in stock-market activity or prices following a period of increases.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun The act of noting and pointing out for removal or amendment, as errors, defects, mistakes, or faults of any kind.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Correctness.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
  • noun The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
  • noun That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation.
  • noun Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects.
  • noun An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument.
  • noun (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.
  • noun a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell.
  • noun subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a rebuke for making a mistake
  • noun the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
  • noun a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
  • noun treatment of a specific defect
  • noun something substituted for an error
  • noun a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
  • noun the act of punishing

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin corrēctiō.

Examples

  • It's no mistake capcom changed it in the state it was what we call a correction from a previous error!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Now I pointed at Nancy, to remind her of my name correction.

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  • This current "correction" is perhaps the last chance to get a bargain in gold and silver.

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  • This current "correction" is perhaps the last chance to get a bargain in gold and silver.

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  • 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.

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