verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- correcting plate,
- correction fluid,
- correctional facility
Origin of correct
Examples from the Web for correctness
Not surprisingly, they are more into “correctness” and the rules than Americans tend to be.
We had succeeded beyond his expectations, and the correctness of his original theory had been fully demonstrated.Bucholz and the Detectives|Allan Pinkerton
But even with him, simplicity, because necessary to speed, is second in merit only to correctness.
Most of these changes are certainly highly poetical, and, while we admire their ingenuity, we do not impugn their correctness.The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
Word Origin for correct
mid-14c., "to set right, rectify" (a fault or error), from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere "to put straight, reduce to order, set right;" in transferred use, "to reform, amend," especially of speech or writing, from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + regere "to lead straight, rule" (see regal). Originally of persons; with reference to writing, etc., attested from late 14c. Related: Corrected; correcting.
1670s, from French correct "right, proper," from Latin correctus (see correct (v.)). Related: Correctly; correctness.
see stand corrected.