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.

  2. correctionnoun

    A substitution for an error or mistake.

  3. correctionnoun

    Punishment that is intended to rehabilitate an offender.

  4. correctionnoun

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

  5. correctionnoun

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

  6. Etymology: From correctio.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Correctionnoun

    Etymology: from correct.

    Wilt thou, pupil like,
    Take thy correction mildly, kiss the rod? William Shakespeare, Rich. II.

    An offensive wife,
    That hath enrag’d him on to offer strokes,
    As he is striking, holds his infant up,
    And hangs resolv’d correction in the arm
    That was uprear’d to execution. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.

    We are all but children here under the great master of the family; and he is pleased, by hopes and fears, by mercies and corrections, to instruct us in virtue. Isaac Watts.

    Another poet, in another age, make take the same liberty with my writings; if, at least, they live long enough to deserve correction. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

    Corrections or improvements should be adjoined, by way of note or commentary, in their proper places. Isaac Watts.

    They proceed with judgment and ingenuity, establishing their assertions not only with great solidity, but submitting them also unto the correction of future discovery. Brown.

    One fault was too great lenity to her servants, to whom she always gave good counsel, but often too gentle correction. John Arbuthnot, History of John Bull.

    To make courts hot, ambitious, wholesome, do not take
    A dram of country’s dulness; do not add
    Corrections, but as chymists purge the bad. John Donne.


  1. correction

    A correction is an action, change, or process designed to rectify an error, mistake, or inaccuracy; or to improve something that is wrong, faulty, or unsatisfactory. It can also refer to the amount or degree by which something changes or is adjusted. In certain contexts, such as corrections in the stock market, it indicates a decrease in prices following a period of over-valuation.

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

  2. Correctionnoun

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

  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

  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

  5. Correctionnoun

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

  6. 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. Paul Mendelsohn:

    This is clearly the indicators that are coming out of China, there is tremendous risk in this market right now; in addition, you haven't had a more than 5 percent correction (in U.S. stocks) in years, so we are so overdue for a correction.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Read President Donald Trump correction. Read President Donald Trump correction.

  3. Johann von Goethe:

    Correction does much, but encouragement does more.

  4. Dave Howell:

    The industry was in dire need of a correction. We lived through a 20-year bubble. That's one of the biggest reasons we're seeing a little bit longer-lasting correction.

  5. ShermaLin Hassan ~~> The intelligent student =):

    Your Mistakes Today is Your Correction for Tommorow =)

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