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midcourse correction

[ mid-kawrs kuh-rek-shuhn ]

noun

  1. a navigational correction made in the course of a ship, airplane, missile, or spacecraft at some point between the beginning and end of the journey.
  2. a correction or adjustment made in the middle of a course of events, course of action, etc.:

    If actual results begin to diverge from aspirations, that should trigger an in-depth review to explore whether a midcourse correction in strategy is needed.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of midcourse correction1

First recorded in 1955–60
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Example Sentences

The CBS executives denied that the anchor swap represents a midcourse correction for the show.

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