[oh-ver-kuh-rek-shuh n]


correction beyond what is needed or customary, especially when leading to error; overadjustment: The pilot made an overcorrection for headwinds.

Origin of overcorrection

First recorded in 1880–85; over- + correction
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Medicine definitions for overcorrection




An adjustment that surpasses a set criterion, especially of a desired behavior.
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