Meaning of CORRECTION in English


noun an allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.

2. correction ·noun the act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.

3. correction ·noun that which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.

4. correction ·noun the act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.

5. correction ·noun abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.

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