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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of emending.
  • n. An alteration intended to improve: textual emendations made by the editor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.
  • n. Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.
  • n. Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The removal of errors; the correction of that which is erroneous or faulty; alteration for the better; correction.
  • n. An alteration or correction, especially in a text: as, a new edition containing many emendations.
  • n. Synonyms Amendment, rectification, reformation.

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

  • n. a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing

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