or au·to·cor·rect, Au·to·cor·rect
[ aw-toh-kuh-rekt ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ kəˈrɛkt /
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’.
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OTHER WORDS FROM AutoCorrectau·to·cor·rec·tion, noun
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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.