correction

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noun cor·rec·tion \kə-ˈrek-shən\

Definition of correction

  1. 1 :  the action or an instance of correcting: such asa :  amendment, rectificationb :  rebuke, punishmentc :  a bringing into conformity with a standardd :  neutralization, counteraction correction of acidity

  2. 2 :  a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise

  3. 3a :  something substituted in place of what is wrong marking corrections on the students' papersb :  a quantity applied by way of correcting (as for adjustment of an instrument)

  4. 4 :  the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation; also :  the administration of such treatment as a matter of public policy —usually used in plural

correctional

play \kə-ˈrek-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of correction in a Sentence

  1. The teacher marked corrections on his students' tests.

  2. Please make corrections before handing in your compositions.

  3. the correction of your mistakes

  4. people in need of vision correction

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First Known Use of correction

14th century


CORRECTION Defined for English Language Learners

correction

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Definition of correction for English Language Learners

  • : a change that makes something right, true, accurate, etc.

  • : the act of making something (such as an error or a bad condition) accurate or better : the act of correcting something

  • : the act or process of punishing and changing the behavior of people who have committed crimes ( US )


CORRECTION Defined for Kids

correction

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noun cor·rec·tion \kə-ˈrek-shən\

Definition of correction for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of making something agree with what is right or standard correction of vision

  2. 2 :  a change that makes something right I read the teacher's corrections on my paper.

  3. 3 :  punishment 1

correctional

\-shə-nəl\ adjective

Medical Dictionary

correction

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noun cor·rec·tion \kə-ˈrek-shən\

Medical Definition of correction

  1. :  the action or an instance of correcting or neutralizing a harmful or undesirable condition correction of acidity correction of visual defects with glasses


Law Dictionary

correction

noun cor·rec·tion

Legal Definition of correction

  1. 1 :  a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise

  2. 2 :  the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation —often used in plural

correctional

adjective


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