Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being correct, or in conformity with truth, morality, propriety, or custom; conformity to any set of rules or with a model; accuracy, exactness, or precision: as, correctness of life or of conduct; correctness in speech or in writing; correctness of taste or of design; the correctness of a copy.

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

  • noun The state or quality of being correct.

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  • noun freedom from error
  • noun conformity to the truth or to fact
  • noun conformity to recognized standards
  • noun computing The state of an algorithm that correctly mirrors its specification.

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  • noun conformity to fact or truth
  • noun the quality of conformity to social expectations

Etymologies

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From correct +‎ -ness

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