AutoCorrect

or au·to·cor·rect, Au·to·cor·rect

[ aw-toh-kuh-rekt ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ kəˈrɛkt /

noun Computers.

a software feature that automatically replaces a word in a word-processed document, text message, spreadsheet, or search box, or suggests an alternative word, if the word does not appear in a built-in dictionary.

verb (used with or without object) Computers.

to correct by use of this built-in dictionary: I typed ‘foluw’, and it autocorrected to ‘follow’.

QUIZZES

IS YOUR DESERT PLANT KNOWLEDGE SUCCULENT OR DRIED UP?

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Question 1 of 7
This tall, horizontally branched cactus is probably the most recognizable cactus in Arizona. What is it called?

Origin of AutoCorrect

First recorded in 1985–90; auto(matic) + correct

OTHER WORDS FROM AutoCorrect

au·to·cor·rec·tion, noun
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