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1. The act or process of correcting.
2. Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault: made corrections in the report.
a. Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve.
b. often corrections The treatment of offenders through a system of penal incarceration, rehabilitation, parole, and probation, or the administrative system by which these are effectuated.
4. An amount or quantity added or subtracted in order to correct.
5. A temporary decline in stock-market activity or prices following a period of increases.
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Noun1.corrections - the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenderscorrections - the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders; "for a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections"
department of local government, local department - a permanent department created to perform the work of a local government
2.corrections - the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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If the pup whines, give a firm NO command, and potentially a firm, quick physical correction (i.
For nearly 150 years the parents of this once great country have been trusted to administer physical correction to their children untrammelled by government intervention, subject only to their doctrine of "reasonable chastisement"; and, by and large, this arrangement, tried by the test of time, has worked to the mutual satisfaction of all concerned.
Generations of parents have proved that moderate physical correction is by no means incompatible with a warm family life where children are loved, cherished, encouraged, played with, read to and praised when they do well.
The problem is the lie of the land and the design of those two access points, the physical correction of which would require costly civil engineering input.
Speakers considered the limitations of current EPMA instrumentation, the theoretical basis of EPMA physical correction procedures, the extension of EPMA into new classes of electron beam instrumentation such as variable pressure/environmental scanning electron microscopes and low voltage SEM s, and the critical role of standards to extend quantitative measurements for specific applications such as protective coatings for high performance materials used in aerospace applications.
Williams of the Believers Baptist Church in Winona Lake, Indiana, contends that the biblical "rod of correction" is a physical object, in most cases a wooden paddle for use in spanking a child's buttocks; any unwillingness to use physical correction is "child abuse.
Toddlers and children need moderate physical correction.
But the director of the Bangor Project which deals with children with behavioural problems, knows all too well the dangers of physical correction when used ineffectively.
I've found one type of physical correction almost always works: picking your dog up off the ground and returning him to the spot where the infraction occurred.
Research shows that when it's used in a warm relationship where a child knows they are loved and cherished then physical correction is an effective discipline.

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