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. treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. something substituted for an error Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. Amendment: punishment. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Act of correcting; amendment; punishment. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act of correcting; rectification; amendment; improvement; punishment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. The act of correcting; amendment; punishment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for correction

  1. It may have been changed or expanded into a groan, from one of those innumerable sounds heard in every old house in the stillness of the night; for such, in the absence of the correction given by other sounds, assume place and proportion as it were at their pleasure. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
  2. But the gobbler continued his even stride, deliberately, and as it seemed, thoughtfully, applying correction to the quarrelsome bird. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller