correct

[ kuh-rekt ]
/ kəˈrɛkt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to make a correction or corrections.
(of stock prices) to reverse a trend, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.

adjective

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Origin of correct

1300–50; (v.) Middle English correcten (< Anglo-French correcter) < Latin corrēctus past participle of corrigere to make straight, equivalent to cor- cor- + reg- (stem of regere to direct) + -tus past participle suffix; (adj.) (< French correct) < Latin, as above

synonym study for correct

3. See punish. 8. Correct, accurate, precise imply conformity to fact, standard, or truth. A correct statement is one free from error, mistakes, or faults. An accurate statement is one that shows careful conformity to fact, truth, or spirit. A precise statement shows scrupulously strict and detailed conformity to fact.

OTHER WORDS FROM correct

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Example sentences from the Web for correctable

  • Poor material condition, inadequate training, and incorrect methods of operation are preventable or correctable.

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British Dictionary definitions for correctable

correct
/ (kəˈrɛkt) /

verb (tr)

adjective

free from error; true; accuratethe correct version
in conformity with accepted standardscorrect behaviour

Derived forms of correct

correctable or correctible, adjectivecorrectly, adverbcorrectness, nouncorrector, noun

Word Origin for correct

C14: from Latin corrigere to make straight, put in order, from com- (intensive) + regere to rule
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Medical definitions for correctable

correct
[ kə-rĕkt ]

v.

To remove, remedy, or counteract something, such as a malfunction or defect.

adj.

Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
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Idioms and Phrases with correctable

correct

see stand corrected.

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