correction

[ kuh-rek-shuh n ]
/ kəˈrɛk ʃən /

noun

something that is substituted or proposed for what is wrong or inaccurate; emendation.
the act of correcting.
punishment intended to reform, improve, or rehabilitate; chastisement; reproof.
Usually corrections. the various methods, as incarceration, parole, and probation, by which society deals with convicted offenders.
a quantity applied or other adjustment made in order to increase accuracy, as in the use of an instrument or the solution of a problem: A five degree correction will put the ship on course.
a reversal of the trend of stock prices, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in the previous trading sessions.

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Origin of correction

1300–50; Middle English correccio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin corrēctiōn- (stem of corrēctiō) a setting straight. See correct, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM correction

non·cor·rec·tion, nounpre·cor·rec·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for correction

correction
/ (kəˈrɛkʃən) /

noun

the act or process of correcting
something offered or substituted for an error; an improvement
the act or process of punishing; reproof
a number or quantity added to or subtracted from a scientific or mathematical calculation or observation to increase its accuracy
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