Medical Dictionary

overcorrect

play
transitive verb over·cor·rect \-kə-ˈrekt\

Medical Definition of overcorrect

  1. :  to apply a correction to in excess of that required (as for satisfactory performance); specifically :  to correct (a lens) beyond the point of achromatism or so that there is aberration of a kind opposite to that of the uncorrected lens

overcorrection

\-kə-ˈrek-shən\play noun

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up overcorrect? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!