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v. o·ver·cor·rect·ed, o·ver·cor·rect·ing, o·ver·cor·rects
To correct beyond what is needed, appropriate, or usual, especially when resulting in a mistake.
To correct something to an excessive or unusual degree.

o′ver·cor·rec′tion n.


excessive correction


n. sobrecorrección, acción de corregir en exceso un defecto visual por medio de lentes.
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42) Nevertheless, his heavy emphasis on this new progress reads like a case of overcorrection, especially given how he also shows (in a shorter section) how racialized workers bore the brunt of neoliberal policies.
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The suture is tied down and secured in the expected superior and lateral trajectory and distance with a slight overcorrection in order to elevate the oral commissure and nasolabial fold.
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This overreaction leads to an overcorrection, resulting in a significant price swing in the opposite direction.