emendation

[ ee-muh n-dey-shuh n, em-uh n- ]
/ ˌi mənˈdeɪ ʃən, ˌɛm ən- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. emelin,
  2. emelina,
  3. emeline,
  4. emend,
  5. emendate,
  6. emerald,
  7. emerald cut,
  8. emerald green,
  9. emerald isle,
  10. emerald moth

Origin of emendation

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

Related formse·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 Formsemendator, nounemendatory (ɪˈmɛndətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective

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Word Origin and History for emendation

emendation

n.

mid-15c., of ways of life; 17c., of texts; from Latin emendationem (nominative emendatio), noun of action from past participle stem of emendare (see emend).

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