Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An erroneous correction; a mistake in correcting a previous mistake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A false or erroneous correction.

Etymologies

mis- +‎ correction (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Walter Scott was called in council, and offered one miscorrection which still blots the page.

    Records of a Family of Engineers

  • Looks to me akin to a double negative, or a hasty miscorrection. "who wrote on leaving a kindly note" and "who on leaving left a kindly note" both work.

    Language Log

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