[ oh-ver-kuh-rek-shuhn ]
/ ˌoʊ vər kəˈrɛk ʃən /
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correction beyond what is needed or customary, especially when leading to error; overadjustment: The pilot made an overcorrection for headwinds.
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He nursed the power carefully, determined not to waste juice through overcorrection.Spillthrough|Daniel F. Galouye
Medical definitions for overcorrection
[ ō′vər-kə-rĕk′shən ]
An adjustment that surpasses a set criterion, especially of a desired behavior.
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