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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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208), or as Antony predicts, 'with pleach'd arms, bending down | His corrigible neck, his face subdued | To penetrative shame' (iv.
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.
Communication (a) is seen as action performed in a right or wrong way, (b) contributes to social problems when done badly and to solutions to those problems when done right, and (c) is corrigible with reference to locally relevant standards.
(13) 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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A drift in foreign policy is one thing; disagreements with allies in world politics are bad signs, but they are often headaches that are curable, mistakes that are corrigible. But when all those issuing alarms about a "losing Turkey" over drifts in foreign policy do not realize the gravity of the suspension of the constitutional order in the country -- and the systemic purges within the key segment of the order, the judiciary, which remind us all of the times of Stalin -- they only help "losing Turkey" become a nightmarish reality.
Mill maintained that "[...] the source of everything respectable in man, either as an intellectual or as a moral being [is] that his errors are corrigible. He is capable of rectifying his mistakes by discussion and experience.
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