[ee-muh n-dey-shuh n, em-uh n-]
- a correction or change, as of a text.
- the act of emending.
Origin of emendation
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Examples from the Web for emendation
Moreover, it would have been easy, to supply the emendation.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part II]
Benedict of Spinoza
The one fault you found is just: but I cannot please myself in an emendation.The Letters of Robert Burns
There does not seem any reason for Tyrrell's emendation of num for nam.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
With him, the work of revision and emendation was never finished.Style in Singing
W. E. Haslam
Not that quite; but, rather, a question of emendation and revision.The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
- a correction or improvement in a text
- the act or process of emending
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Word Origin and History for emendation
mid-15c., of ways of life; 17c., of texts; from Latin emendationem (nominative emendatio), noun of action from past participle stem of emendare (see emend).
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