Definition of correction
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 : 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' papersb : 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
correctionalplay \kə-ˈrek-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
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
Recent Examples of correction from the Web
The Council on Tuesday approved a resolution returning the proposed budget to city administration for correction.
The nurses are suing the Kane County Sheriff's Office, corrections Officer Shawn Loomis and APEX3 security, seeking compensatory damages, court costs, attorney fees and other relief.
Investors remain concerned about geopolitical risks such as U.S. trade protectionism, the outlook for oil prices and a housing market that some analysts say may be on the verge of a correction.
The inmate, Darren Rainey, 50, collapsed and died — and witnesses, most of them inmates, said he and other prisoners who suffer from mental illness had been tortured by corrections officers.
The Times welcomes comments and suggestions, or complaints about errors that warrant correction.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story said Pentecost celebrated both the Holy Spirit descending onto Jesus's disciples and followers and Jesus's ascension to heaven.
Investigators saw the teen Thursday outside a state Department of Corrections office, where he had been scheduled to meet with his corrections supervisor.
Correction: The original version of this article referred to silicone as silicon.
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First Known Use of correction
CORRECTION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of correction for Students
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.
3 : punishment 1
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 plural
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