What does correction mean?

Definitions for correction
kəˈrɛk ʃəncor·rec·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correction, rectificationnoun

    the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

  2. correction, fudge factornoun

    a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure

  3. correctionnoun

    something substituted for an error

  4. correction, chastening, chastisementnoun

    a rebuke for making a mistake

  5. correctionnoun

    a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

    "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

  6. discipline, correctionnoun

    the act of punishing

    "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

  7. correctionnoun

    treatment of a specific defect

    "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"


  1. correctionnoun

    The act of correcting.

    Etymology: From correctio.

  2. correctionnoun

    A substitution for an error or mistake.

    Etymology: From correctio.

  3. correctionnoun

    Punishment that is intended to rehabilitate an offender.

    Etymology: From correctio.

  4. correctionnoun

    An amount or quantity of something added or subtracted so as to correct.

    Etymology: From correctio.

  5. correctionnoun

    A decline in a stock market price after a large rise.

    Etymology: From correctio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correctionnoun

    the act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement

    Etymology: [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]

  2. Correctionnoun

    the act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement

    Etymology: [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]

  3. Correctionnoun

    that which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin

    Etymology: [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]

  4. Correctionnoun

    abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach

    Etymology: [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]

  5. Correctionnoun

    an allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction

    Etymology: [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]


  1. Correction

    A correction in a newspaper is usually the posting of the notice of a typographical error or mistake that appeared in a past issue of a newspaper. Usually, a correction notice appears in its own column. Newspapers usually have specific policies for readers to report factual errors. Usually, it involves the reader contacting an editor, pointing out the mistake and providing the correct information. Sometimes, an editor or affected reporter will be asked to refer to a note or press release to determine how the mistake was made. A correction differs from a clarification, which clears up a statement that — while factually correct — may result in a misunderstanding or an unfair assumption. Most corrections are the result of reporting errors or typographical mistakes, although sometimes the newspaper was provided incorrect information.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correction in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of correction in a Sentence

  1. Christopher Nolan:

    The oil price correction will be a much bigger topic for this earnings period, it will be an active conversation.

  2. Philip Petursson:

    We've had a decent period of consolidation. This correction that we've seen has let off some of the steam in the markets, now we can re-evaluate on somewhat better valuations, more realistic earnings expectations, and a more favorable outlook over the next 12 months.

  3. Dr. Michael Laitman:

    Anti-Semites (American Jews included) pressure Israel to correct its ego and show the whole world their method of correction.

  4. Art Peck:

    (Gap) inventory is not perfect. But we took a significant one-time correction to get it done and get it behind us.

  5. Cliff Hodge:

    We've been in the camp that we're overdue for a correction, something in the 5-10 % range that is a buyable pullback and we seem to be getting that now.

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