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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correctly, right, arightadverb

    in an accurate manner

    "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son"; "he guessed right"


  1. correctlyadverb

    In a correct manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Correctlyadverb

    Accurately; appositely; exactly; without faults.

    Etymology: from correct.

    There are ladies, without knowing what tenses and participles, adverbs and prepositions are, speak as properly and as correctly as most gentlemen who have been bred up in the ordinary methods of grammar schools. John Locke, on Education.

    Such lays as neither ebb nor flow,
    Correctly cold, and regularly low. Alexander Pope, Essay on Criticism.


  1. correctly

    Correctly is defined as in accordance with fact, truth, or proper rules or standards. It refers to doing something accurately or exactly as it should be done, without any errors or mistakes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correctlyadverb

    in a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correctly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4752

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correctly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4260

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correctly' in Adverbs Frequency: #300

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correctly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correctly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of correctly in a Sentence

  1. Paul Ryan:

    What it is is the Congress’s legitimate function of oversight to make sure the FISA process is being used correctly, if it wasn’t being used correctly, that needs to come to light and people need to be held accountable so this doesn’t affect our civil liberties.

  2. Deborah James:

    We had a very deliberate process. We took our time, it was key that we do it correctly and we believe that we did do it correctly.

  3. Simeon Strunsky:

    Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.

  4. John H. Patterson:

    An executive is a person who always decides sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.

  5. Richard Hayes:

    It's a wonderful way of laundering conflict gold, the gold is genuine, but it's not ethically sourced ... They look completely genuine, they assay correctly, and they weigh correctly as well.

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