uncorrectable

adjective

un·​cor·​rect·​able ˌən-kə-ˈrek-tə-bəl How to pronounce uncorrectable (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Did Middle Tennessee State expose Miami’s uncorrectable problems? Keven Lerner, Sun Sentinel, 4 Oct. 2022 Yes, there are some uncorrectable changes, but those changes aren’t currently causing any problems for the James Webb team. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 21 July 2022 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, 13 Apr. 2018 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, 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, 26 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncorrectable was in 1562

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Cite this Entry

“Uncorrectable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorrectable. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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