emen·​da·​tion | \ ˌē-ˌmen-ˈdā-shən How to pronounce emendation (audio) ; ˌe-mən-, e-ˌmen- \

Definition of emendation

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

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Examples of emendation in a Sentence

the governor's numerous emendations to the speechwriter's first draft left nary a sentence untouched
Recent Examples on the Web One emendation to the oddsmaker’s craft was the shocking triumph of Leicester City in the English Premier League in 2016. Hayden Bird, BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2018 Likewise, a 2004 emendation and intensification of the act was also ratified, in part, as a response to the death of another child, Victoria Climbié, at the hands of her guardians. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, 27 Apr. 2018 Richard Ouellette’s décor, with a central pavilion amid a grove, serves for both productions, with slight emendations. Alastair Macaulay, New York Times, 4 Feb. 2018 Even with the emendations, fewer seats will be available for each production. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2018 These letters often included a handwritten emendation of grief or praise. Phillip Carter, Slate Magazine, 17 Oct. 2017 Nor would any textual emendation be required to make the point. Jesse Green, New York Times, 9 June 2017 See More

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First Known Use of emendation

1536, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Emendation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emendation. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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