corrections(redirected from Physical correction)
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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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|Noun||1.||corrections - 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"|
|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