or au·to·cor·rect, Au·to·cor·rect
- 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.
- to correct by use of this built-in dictionary: I typed ‘foluw’, and it autocorrected to ‘follow’.
Origin of AutoCorrect
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Examples from the Web for autocorrect
Contemporary Examples of autocorrect
Note that the software in question is slightly different from autocorrect.
With autocorrect, a user types a word, and halfway through the software will guess at what it thinks the person means.