emendation

noun emen·da·tion \ ˌē-ˌmen-ˈdā-shən ; ˌe-mən- , e-ˌmen- \
Updated on: 7 May 2018

Definition of emendation

1 : the act or practice of emending
2 : an alteration designed to correct or improve

Examples of emendation in a Sentence

  1. the governor's numerous emendations to the speechwriter's first draft left nary a sentence untouched

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First Known Use of emendation

1536

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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