verb (used with object) Navigation.

to convert (a true course) into a magnetic course.
to convert (a magnetic course) into a compass course.

Origin of uncorrect

First recorded in 1495–1505; un-2 + correct



verb (used with object)

to set or make true, accurate, or right; remove the errors or faults from: The native guide corrected our pronunciation. The new glasses corrected his eyesight.
to point out or mark the errors in: The teacher corrected the examination papers.
to scold, rebuke, or punish in order to improve: Should parents correct their children in public?
to counteract the operation or effect of (something hurtful or undesirable): The medication will correct stomach acidity.
Mathematics, Physics. to alter or adjust so as to bring into accordance with a standard or with a required condition.

verb (used without object)

to make a correction or corrections.
(of stock prices) to reverse a trend, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.


conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate: a correct answer.
in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper: correct behavior.
characterized by or adhering to a liberal or progressive ideology on matters of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ecology, etc.: Is it environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree? Most of the judges in this district have correct political views.

Origin of correct

1300–50; (v.) Middle English correcten (< Anglo-French correcter) < Latin corrēctus past participle of corrigere to make straight, equivalent to cor- cor- + reg- (stem of regere to direct) + -tus past participle suffix; (adj.) (< French correct) < Latin, as above
Related formscor·rect·a·ble, cor·rect·i·ble, adjectivecor·rect·a·bil·i·ty, cor·rect·i·bil·i·ty, nouncor·rect·ing·ly, adverbcor·rect·ly, adverbcor·rect·ness, nouncor·rec·tor, nounre·cor·rect, verb (used with object)un·cor·rect·ed, adjectiveun·der·cor·rect, verb (used with object)well-cor·rect·ed, adjective

Synonyms for correct

Synonym study

3. See punish. 8. Correct, accurate, precise imply conformity to fact, standard, or truth. A correct statement is one free from error, mistakes, or faults. An accurate statement is one that shows careful conformity to fact, truth, or spirit. A precise statement shows scrupulously strict and detailed conformity to fact.
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(of proofs, a transcript, etc) not having been corrected or amended


verb (tr)

to make free from errors
to indicate the errors in
to rebuke or punish in order to set right or improveto correct a child; to stand corrected
to counteract or rectify (a malfunction, ailment, etc)these glasses will correct your sight
to adjust or make conform, esp to a standard


free from error; true; accuratethe correct version
in conformity with accepted standardscorrect behaviour
Derived Formscorrectable or correctible, adjectivecorrectly, adverbcorrectness, nouncorrector, noun

Word Origin for correct

C14: from Latin corrigere to make straight, put in order, from com- (intensive) + regere to rule
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Word Origin and History for uncorrected



mid-14c., "to set right, rectify" (a fault or error), from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere "to put straight, reduce to order, set right;" in transferred use, "to reform, amend," especially of speech or writing, from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + regere "to lead straight, rule" (see regal). Originally of persons; with reference to writing, etc., attested from late 14c. Related: Corrected; correcting.



1670s, from French correct "right, proper," from Latin correctus (see correct (v.)). Related: Correctly; correctness.

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Medicine definitions for uncorrected




To remove, remedy, or counteract something, such as a malfunction or defect.


Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
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Idioms and Phrases with uncorrected


see stand corrected.

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