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midcourse correction

[ mid-kawrs kuh-rek shuhn ]
/ ˈmɪdˌkɔrs kəˈrɛk ʃən /
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noun
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.
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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Also called course cor·rec·tion [kawrskuh-rek shuhn] /ˈkɔrs kəˈrɛk ʃən/ .

Origin of midcourse correction

First recorded in 1955–60

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