Definitions of correction

  1. a rebuke for making a mistake Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. something substituted for an error Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; "market runups are invariably followed by a correction" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The act of pointing out mistakes; the act of changing something wrong and making it right; that which is put in the place of something wrong; reproof. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Amendment: punishment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Act of correcting; amendment; punishment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. The act of correcting; rectification; amendment; improvement; punishment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. The act of correcting; amendment; punishment; discipline; counteraction; critical notice; animadversion. House of Correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. The act of correcting; amendment; punishment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Correctio, from corrigere, (con and regere, rectum, to rule or order.) to correct. The act of correcting medicines; that is, of diminishing their energy or obviating unpleasant effects, by mixing them with substances which mitigate their operation. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. Correcting; I speak under c., I may be wrong; thing substituted for what is wrong; punishment, as house of c. (bridewell). Hence correctional a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. The correcting of abnormity, as of a muscular or refractive defect in the eye, the position of the fragments of a broken bone, etc. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. Act of correcting; emendation of faults or errors; change for the better; amendment; —punishment; discipline; chastisement; that which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; —counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful. Cabinet Dictionary
  23. Punishment, discipline; amendment; that which is substituted in the place of any thing wrong; reprehension; abatement of noxious qualities, by the addition of something contrary. Complete Dictionary