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 (kôr′ĭ-jə-bəl, kŏr′-)
Capable of being corrected, reformed, or improved.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere, to correct; see correct.]

cor′ri·gi·bil′i·ty n.
cor′ri·gi·bly adv.


1. capable of being corrected
2. submissive or submitting to correction
[C15: from Old French, from Medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere to set right, correct]
ˌcorrigiˈbility n
ˈcorrigibly adv


(ˈkɔr ɪ dʒə bəl, ˈkɒr-)

1. capable of being corrected or reformed.
2. submissive to correction.
3. subject to being revised, improved, or made more accurate: a corrigible theory.
[1425–75; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin corrigibilis= Latin corrig(ere) to correct + -ibilis -ible]
cor`ri•gi•bil′i•ty, cor′ri•gi•ble•ness, n.
cor′ri•gi•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.corrigible - capable of being corrected or set right; "a corrigible defect"; "a corrigible prisoner"
incorrigible - impervious to correction by punishment
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However, a small but growing number of philosophers and mathematicians (for example Ernest, 1991; Davis and Hersh, 1981) see mathematical knowledge as fallible (capable of being erroneous), corrigible (capable of being corrected), tentative and evolving.
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Simpson considered the rules of common law as being similar to the rules of grammar, 'which both describe linguistic practices and attempt to systematize and order them; such rules serve as guides to proper practice since the proper practice is in part the normal practice; such formulations are inherently corrigible, for it is always possible that they may be improved upon, or require modification as what they describe changes'.
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the source of everything respectable in man, either as an intellectual or as a moral being [is] that his errors are corrigible.
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