What does corrective mean?

Definitions for corrective
kəˈrɛk tɪvcor·rec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrective, restorativeadjective

    a device for treating injury or disease

  2. corrective, disciplinary, disciplinaladjective

    designed to promote discipline

    "the teacher's action was corrective rather than instructional"; "disciplinal measures"; "the mother was stern and disciplinary"

  3. correctiveadjective

    tending or intended to correct or counteract or restore to a normal condition

    "corrective measures"; "corrective lenses"


  1. correctivenoun

    Something that corrects or counteracts something, especially an injury or disability

  2. correctiveadjective

    Of or pertaining to correction; serving to correct

    As the currents were changing rapidly the captain had to make many corrective course changes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correctiveadjective

    having the power to correct; tending to rectify; as, corrective penalties

    Etymology: [Cf. F. correctif.]

  2. Correctiveadjective

    qualifying; limiting

    Etymology: [Cf. F. correctif.]

  3. Correctivenoun

    that which has the power of correcting, altering, or counteracting what is wrong or injurious; as, alkalies are correctives of acids; penalties are correctives of immoral conduct

    Etymology: [Cf. F. correctif.]

  4. Correctivenoun

    limitation; restriction

    Etymology: [Cf. F. correctif.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrective in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of corrective in a Sentence

  1. John Casaretti:

    These rare incidents must be thoroughly investigated and local managers should take appropriate corrective action, a field training officer program and thorough mentorship of new officers can reduce similar performance issues.

  2. Amazon Echo:

    We do not tolerate violations of our Supplier Code of Conduct. We regularly assess suppliers, using independent auditors as appropriate, to monitor continued compliance and improvement -- if we find violations, we take appropriate steps, including requesting immediate corrective action, we are urgently investigating these allegations and addressing this with Foxconn at the most senior level. Additional teams of specialists arrived on-site yesterday to investigate, and we've initiated weekly audits of this issue.

  3. James Hollis:

    We should ask if there is another dimension to it (the striking coincidence) that would ask of me, what change of attitude and what insight I might draw from this, is there a task there that is corrective to my way of looking at things?

  4. Andrew Meehan:

    This display of hate and cowardice does not represent the dedicated hardworking men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, it has no place in an organization that works tirelessly to protect the American people and combat hate in all its forms. The situation was immediately referred to the Office of the Inspector General and is currently being investigating to ensure that swift and corrective action is taken.

  5. Barry Atkinson:

    We immediately took corrective action.

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