correctness

[ kuh-rekt-nis ]
/ kəˈrɛkt nɪs /

noun

conformity to fact or truth; freedom from error; accuracy: The correctness of the eyewitness’s account was later called into question.
the quality of being proper; conformity to an acknowledged or accepted standard: We are concerned with the correctness of our probationers' conduct.
the quality of being just or right in a judgment or opinion: We accepted the correctness of the tribunal’s ruling.
an indication of or adherence to a liberal or progressive ideology on matters of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ecology, etc.: A car strewn with Styrofoam cups is hardly a testimony to environmental correctness.

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Origin of correctness

First recorded in 1670–90; correct + -ness
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