un·​cor·​rect·​able | \ ˌən-kə-ˈrek-tə-bəl \

Definition of uncorrectable

: not capable of being corrected : not correctable an uncorrectable error … wished to identify and track problems that were uncorrectable at the point of initial editing and loading but which were candidates for later maintenance, update, or enhancement.— Stacie Traill

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The number of Americans diagnosed with blindness or low vision, which is defined as having an uncorrectable vision loss that interferes with daily activities, is steadily growing. Kaya Laterman, New York Times, "Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired," 13 Apr. 2018 Yet despite all the high-tech equipment and years of expertise gathered in the room, this mistake was uncorrectable. George Schroeder, USA TODAY, "In busy SEC replay center, officials quickly fix as many errors as they can," 26 Sep. 2017

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1562, in the meaning defined above

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