[ee-muh n-dey-shuh n, em-uh n-]
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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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Related Words for emendation

correction, change, revisal, amendment, betterment, amelioration

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British Dictionary definitions for emendation


  1. a correction or improvement in a text
  2. the act or process of emending
Derived Formsemendator, nounemendatory (ɪˈmɛndətərɪ, -trɪ), adjective
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Word Origin and History for emendation

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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