correction

noun
cor·​rec·​tion | \ kə-ˈrek-shən How to pronounce correction (audio) \

Definition of correction

1 : the action or an instance of correcting: such as
c : a bringing into conformity with a standard
d : neutralization, counteraction correction of acidity
2 : a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise
3a : something substituted in place of what is wrong marking corrections on the students' papers
b : a quantity applied by way of correcting (as for adjustment of an instrument)
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

Other Words from correction

correctional \ kə-​ˈrek-​shnəl How to pronounce correction (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

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Examples of correction in a Sentence

The teacher marked corrections on his students' tests. Please make corrections before handing in your compositions. the correction of your mistakes people in need of vision correction
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First Known Use of correction

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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10 Aug 2022

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“Correction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/correction. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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correction

noun
cor·​rec·​tion | \ kə-ˈrek-shən How to pronounce correction (audio) \

Kids Definition of correction

1 : the act of making something agree with what is right or standard correction of vision
2 : a change that makes something right I read the teacher's corrections on my paper.

Other Words from correction

correctional \ -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

correction

noun
cor·​rec·​tion | \ kə-ˈrek-shən How to pronounce correction (audio) \

Medical Definition of correction

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

correction

noun
cor·​rec·​tion

Legal Definition of correction

1 : a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise
2 : the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation often used in pl.

Other Words from correction

correctional adjective

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