or self-cor·rec·tive

[self-kuh-rek-ting, self-]

Origin of self-correcting

First recorded in 1935–40
Related formsself-cor·rec·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for self-correcting

Contemporary Examples of self-correcting

  • The story of Gliese 581g highlights how hard exoplanet-hunting is, and how science at its best is self-correcting.

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    The Exoplanet That Wasn’t There

    Matthew R. Francis

    July 6, 2014

  • At least since the last world war, most of the developed world has lived with the idea that popular suffrage is self-correcting.

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    Obama: Pay Attention to Europe

    Christopher Dickey

    May 8, 2012

Historical Examples of self-correcting

British Dictionary definitions for self-correcting


  1. capable of correcting itself without external aid
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