Definitions

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

  • adjective Not correct; erroneous or wrong.
  • adjective Defective; faulty.
  • adjective Improper; inappropriate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not correct in form or structure; not according to a copy or model, or to established rule; faulty.
  • Not correct as to fact; inaccurate; erroneous; untrue: as, an incorrect statement, narration, or calculation.
  • Not correct in manner or character; improper; irregular; disorderly: as, incorrect habits.
  • Not corrected or regulated; not chastened into proper obedience.

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

  • adjective Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty.
  • adjective Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact.
  • adjective Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper.

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

  • adjective Not correct; erroneous or wrong.
  • adjective Faulty or defective.
  • adjective Inappropriate or improper.

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

  • adjective not in accord with established usage or procedure
  • adjective (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
  • adjective not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth
  • adjective characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The IFPWB also demanded an apology from SABC group chief executive Zwelakhe Sisulu for what it called his incorrect, emotional, subjective and damaging statement about IFP leader and

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  • ZANESVILLE -- Firefighters Local 88 President Trevor Meek met with city officials earlier last week to clear up what he called incorrect or misleading information about the union.

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  • That we always end up acquiescing to those who are misinformed, desperate for a false sense of superiority or just plain incorrect is only getting more infuriating (and it started out pretty fucking infuriating).

    Not asking; telling

  • on May 21st, 2009 at 9:03 pm is the title incorrect? is he not black?

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  • Again incorrect, every person has thousands of assumptions many that are unexamined and many that are part of the subconscious.

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  • Depending on how you define "red", that is just a direct observation. don provan: Science requires that all assumptions be identified. fifth monarchy man: Again incorrect, every person has thousands of assumptions many that are unexamined and many that are part of the subconscious.

    Alice In Wonderland official trailer

  • Editor's note: at the point their article and mine were posted, they were incorrect is stating that he had been asked.

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  • The main problem with this way of thinking, other than that it's incorrect, is that it frames the relationship in terms that favor the company over you.

    Exploding The Myth Of The Bad Credit Card Customer - The Consumerist

  • But if you still plan to buy gift cards, include a note warning your recipient that the card could contain incorrect information.

    Fed allows continued sale of mislabeled holiday gift cards

  • Again incorrect, every person has thousands of assumptions many that are unexamined and many that are part of the subconscious.

    Alice In Wonderland official trailer

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