correction beyond what is needed or customary, especially when leading to error; overadjustment: The pilot made an overcorrection for headwinds.
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How to use overcorrection in a sentence
Perhaps the soft-pedaling makes the scams feel less icky for viewers, or maybe it’s an overcorrection of Hollywood historically being too quick to paint real-life women as villains.
He nursed the power carefully, determined not to waste juice through overcorrection.Spillthrough | Daniel F. Galouye