Definitions

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

  • transitive v. To correct beyond what is needed, appropriate, or usual, especially when resulting in a mistake.
  • intransitive v. To correct something to an excessive or unusual degree.

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  • v. To correct too sharply or too much

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In optics: To correct (a lens) so that the red rays come to a focus beyond the violet rays. See correct, 5.
  • To change one defect of vision into its opposite by means of too powerful lenses.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ correct

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