diorthosis

noun di·or·tho·sis \ˌdīˌȯrˈthōsə̇s\

Definition of diorthosis

plural

diorthoses

\-ōˌsēz\

archaic

  1. :  a correcting or revision especially of a text

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of diorthosis

New Latin, from Greek diorthōsis correction, making straight, from diorthoun to correct, make straight, from dia- + orthoun to set straight, set upright, from orthos straight — more at orth-


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up diorthosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!