emendation

[ ee-muhn-dey-shuhn, em-uhn- ]
/ ˌi mənˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌɛm ən- /

noun

a correction or change, as of a text.
the act of emending.

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Origin of emendation

1530–40; <Latin ēmendātiōn- (stem of ēmendātiō), equivalent to ēmendāt(us) (see emendate) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM emendation

e·men·da·to·ry [ih-men-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /ɪˈmɛn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjectivenon·e·men·da·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for emendation

emendation
/ (ˌiːmɛnˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

a correction or improvement in a text
the act or process of emending

Derived forms of emendation

emendator, nounemendatory (ɪˈmɛndətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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