self-cor·​rect·​ing ˌself-kə-ˈrek-tiŋ How to pronounce self-correcting (audio)
: correcting or compensating for one's own errors or weaknesses

Examples of self-correcting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For anyone wondering who will watch the watchmen, Musk claimed the system would be self-correcting thanks to his decision to open his programming code up for public scrutiny. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 30 Oct. 2023 Facebook and Google use machine learning as the analytic engine of a self-correcting system, which continually updates its understanding of the data depending on whether its predictions succeed or fail. Henry Farrell, Foreign Affairs, 31 Aug. 2022 Since the first warning systems were set up in November, the state has recorded 22 alarms, resulting in several drivers self-correcting, according to officials. Steve Leblanc,, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-correcting was in 1803

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“Self-correcting.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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