Meaning of CORRECTION in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ kə-ˈrek-shən ]


Date: 14th century

1. : the action or an instance of correcting: as

a. : amendment , rectification

b. : rebuke , punishment

c. : a bringing into conformity with a standard

d. : neutralization , counteraction

correction of acidity

2. : a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise


a. : something substituted in place of what is wrong

marking correction s on the students' papers

b. : a quantity applied by way of correcting (as for adjustment of an instrument)

4. : the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation ; also : the administration of such treatment as a matter of public policy — usually used in plural

• cor·rec·tion·al -shnəl, -shə-n ə l adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.