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cor·rec·tion

 (kə-rĕk′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of correcting.
2. Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault: made corrections in the report.
3.
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.

correction

(kəˈrɛkʃən)
n
1. the act or process of correcting
2. something offered or substituted for an error; an improvement
3. the act or process of punishing; reproof
4. (Mathematics) a number or quantity added to or subtracted from a scientific or mathematical calculation or observation to increase its accuracy

cor•rec•tion

(kəˈrɛk ʃən)

n.
1. something given, done, or proposed as a substitute for what is wrong or inaccurate.
2. the act of correcting.
3. punishment or chastisement.
4. Usu., corrections. the various methods, as incarceration, parole, and probation, by which society deals with convicted offenders.
5. a quantity applied or other adjustment made in order to increase accuracy, as in the use of an instrument or the solution of a problem.
6. a reversal of the trend of stock prices, esp. temporarily.
[1300–50; (< Anglo-French) < Latin]

correction

1. In fire control, any change in firing data to bring the mean point of impact or burst closer to the target.
2. A communication proword to indicate that an error in data has been announced and that corrected data will follow.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.correction - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistakecorrection - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
remediation, remedy, redress - act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
retribution - the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
recompense, compensation - the act of compensating for service or loss or injury
amendment - the act of amending or correcting
emendation - a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing
2.correction - a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
3.correction - something substituted for an error
editing, redaction - putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
erasure - a correction made by erasing; "there were many erasures in the typescript"
4.correction - a rebuke for making a mistakecorrection - a rebuke for making a mistake  
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval - an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"
5.correction - a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"
free fall, drop, dip, fall - a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"
6.correction - the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment - the act of punishing
spanking - the act of slapping on the buttocks; "he gave the brat a good spanking"
7.correction - treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
spinal fusion, fusion - correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization

correction

noun
1. rectification, improvement, amendment, adjustment, modification, alteration, emendation He has made several corrections and additions to the document.
2. punishment, discipline, reformation, admonition, chastisement, reproof, castigation jails and other places of correction

correction

noun
Something, such as loss, pain, or confinement, imposed for wrongdoing:
Translations
تَصْحيحتَصْحِيح
opravaopravováníkorektura
rettelse
oikaisu
ispravak
leiîrétting
訂正修正矯正
정정
popravek
rättelse
การแก้ไขให้ถูกต้อง
düzeltidüzeltmeiyileştirme
sự sửa chữa

correction

[kəˈrekʃən] N
1. (gen) → corrección f, rectificación f; (on page) → tachadura f
I am open to correction butcorregidme si me equivoco, pero ...
2. (esp US) (= punishment) → corrección f
a house of correction (o.f.) → un correccional, un reformatorio

correction

[kəˈrɛkʃən] n
(= correcting, rectifying) [mistake, error] → correction f
(on manuscript, homework)correction f

correction

n
Korrektion f, → Korrektur f; (of person, pronunciation, error etc also)Berichtigung f, → Verbesserung f; (of bad habit)Abgewöhnung f; correction of proofsKorrekturlesen nt; I am open to correctionich lasse mich gerne berichtigen; to do one’s corrections (Sch) → die Verbesserung machen; correction keyKorrekturtaste f; correction tape (on typewriter) → Korrekturband nt
(old, by punishment, scolding) → Maßregelung f; (by corporal punishment) → Züchtigung f; house of correctionBesserungsanstalt f

correction

[kəˈrɛkʃn] ncorrezione f

correct

(kəˈrekt) verb
1. to remove faults and errors from. These spectacles will correct his eye defect.
2. (of a teacher etc) to mark errors in. I have fourteen exercise books to correct.
adjective
1. free from faults or errors. This sum is correct.
2. right; not wrong. Did I get the correct idea from what you said?; You are quite correct.
corˈrection (-ʃən) noun
corˈrective (-tiv) adjective
setting right. corrective treatment.
corˈrectly adverb
corˈrectness noun

correction

تَصْحِيح oprava rettelse Korrektur διόρθωση corrección oikaisu correction ispravak correzione 訂正 정정 correctie korrigering poprawka correção исправление rättelse การแก้ไขให้ถูกต้อง düzelti sự sửa chữa 改正

cor·rec·tion

n. corrección.

correction

n corrección f
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These things," he added, looking at Lydgate, "would be to me such relaxation as tow-picking is to prisoners in a house of correction.
Casaubon had himself often pointed to--needed for their correction that more strenuous position which his relative's generosity had hitherto prevented from being inevitable.
Saintsbury rightly points out, in correction of an imperfectly informed French critic of our literature) the radical distinction between poetry and prose has ever been recognized by its students, yet the imaginative impulse, which is perhaps the richest of our purely intellectual gifts, has been apt to invade the province of that tact and good judgment, alike as to matter and manner, in which we are not richer than other people.
Let its writers make time to write English more as a learned language; and completing that correction of style which had only gone a certain way in the last century, raise the general level of language towards their own.
The prudent housekeeper was again dispatched to bring the unhappy culprit before Mr Allworthy, in order, not as it was hoped by some, and expected by all, to be sent to the house of correction, but to receive wholesome admonition and reproof; which those who relish that kind of instructive writing may peruse in the next chapter.
I should never get to the bottom--were I to let myself go even now-- of the prodigious private commentary, all under still more private correction, with which, in these days, I overscored their full hours.
Knowing that those orders are without appeal, and always punctually executed, I prepared myself to receive the correction I was threatened with, but unexpectedly found the people so charitable as to lend me the money.
These are merely the rough copies," he explained: "and, as soon as I have put in the final corrections--" making a great commotion among the different parchments, "--a semi-colon or two that I have accidentally omitted--" here he darted about, pen in hand, from one part of the scroll to another, spreading sheets of blotting-paper over his corrections, "all will be ready for signing.
But in making these corrections he was not altering the figure but simply getting rid of what concealed the figure.
he remarked when he had read over the proclamation which he had dictated straight off without corrections.
Gregory Johnson, correction school principal, Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, Republic, Pa.
Charge brought by the Worcester County House of Correction.