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Definition of "correction" []

  • The act or process of correcting. (noun)
  • Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault: made corrections in the report. (noun)
  • Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve. (noun)
  • The treatment of offenders through a system of penal incarceration, rehabilitation, probation, and parole, or the administrative system by which these are effectuated. (noun)
  • An amount or quantity added or subtracted in order to correct. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "correction" in a sentence
  • "It's no mistake capcom changed it in the state it was what we call a correction from a previous error!"
  • "And he suggested that it might not recover at all -- that it might be what we call a correction and that we might be just simply seeing a new economic reality in this country."
  • "But not everyone was expecting a major near-term correction in stocks: "Perhaps those calling for a correction are the ones that missed the rally," said analysts at Calyon."