uncorrectable

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

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

Examples of uncorrectable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of uncorrectable

1562, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncorrectable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorrectable. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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