emendation


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e·men·da·tion

 (ĭ-mĕn′dā′shən, ē′mĕn-)
n.
1. The act of emending.
2. An alteration intended to improve: the editor's textual emendations.

emendation

(ˌiːmɛnˈdeɪʃən)
n
1. (Journalism & Publishing) a correction or improvement in a text
2. the act or process of emending
ˈemenˌdator n
emendatory adj

e•men•da•tion

(ˌi mənˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌɛm ən-)

n.
1. a correction or change, as in a text.
2. the act of emending.
[1530–40; < Latin]
e•men•da•to•ry (ɪˈmɛn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.emendation - a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing
correction, rectification - the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

emendation

noun
The act or process of revising:
Translations
تَصْحيح، تَنْقيح
korrigeringretning
szövegjavítás
leiîrétting
korektúra
düzeltmetashih etme

emendation

[ˌiːmenˈdeɪʃən] Nenmienda f

emendation

nVerbesserung f, → Korrektur f

emendation

[ˌiːmɛnˈdeɪʃn] ncorrezione f, emendamento

emend

(iːˈmend) verb
to correct errors in (a book etc). The editor emended the manuscript.
ˌemenˈdation noun
References in classic literature ?
Every emendation of Anne's had been on the side of honesty against importance.
The most equitable translation, therefore, of the present text being thus halt and impotent, we may suspect corruption, and I hazard the following emendation, though I have not adopted it in my translation, as fearing that it would be deemed too fanciful.
Biaggini, pointed to it once as it was just standing on the top of Levanzo, and said to me "Come cavalca bene" ("How well it rides"), and this immediately suggested my emendation to me.
Thus he beheld her recede, and in the anguish of his heart quoted a line from a poet, with peculiar emendations of his own--
You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with the results of modern research.
which passed under the name of annotations, or emendations, were found so completely to have enveloped, distorted, and overwhelmed the text, that the author had to go about with a lantern to discover his own book.
Little Cackleby himself went to seven evening parties and told the story with comments and emendations at each place.
of the Code "any other emendation is an "unjustified emendation"; the name thus emended is available and it has its own author and date and is a junior objective synonym of the name in its original spelling; it enters into homonymy and can be used as a substitute name".
To view the text, as McGann does, from the perspective of its materiality is to require a rethinking of such common and seemingly trivial editorial practices as emendation.
In a few places conjectural emendation is demanded, and in a few more may be plausibly adventured" (SS ii).
The editors have no separate list of emendations; one has to read through all the entries under "Textual Notes" to see when an emendation has occurred.
One would welcome more concrete illustrations of the process of emendation and the thinking that shapes it.