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correct

[ kuh-rekt ]
/ kəˈrɛkt /
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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

First recorded in 1300–50; (verb) Middle English correcten, from Anglo-French correcter, from Latin corrēctus (past participle of corrigere “to make straight, set right”) equivalent to cor- cor- + reg- (stem of regere “to keep straight, make straight, guide” ( see direct) + -tus past participle suffix; (adjective) from French correct, from Latin, as above
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for correct

correct
/ (kəˈrɛkt) /

verb (tr)

adjective

free from error; true; accuratethe correct version
in conformity with accepted standardscorrect behaviour
correctable or correctible, adjectivecorrectly, adverbcorrectness, nouncorrector, noun
C14: from Latin corrigere to make straight, put in order, from com- (intensive) + regere to rule
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Medical definitions for correct

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 correct

correct

see stand corrected.

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