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cor·rect·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correctness, rightnessnoun

    conformity to fact or truth

  2. correctnessnoun

    the quality of conformity to social expectations

Wiktionary

  1. correctnessnoun

    freedom from error

  2. correctnessnoun

    conformity to the truth or to fact

  3. correctnessnoun

    conformity to recognized standards

  4. correctnessnoun

    The state of an algorithm that correctly mirrors its specification.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correctnessnoun

    the state or quality of being correct; as, the correctness of opinions or of manners; correctness of taste; correctness in writing or speaking; the correctness of a text or copy

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  1. Correctness

    In theoretical computer science, correctness of an algorithm is asserted when it is said that the algorithm is correct with respect to a specification. Functional correctness refers to the input-output behaviour of the algorithm. A distinction is made between total correctness, which additionally requires that the algorithm terminates, and partial correctness, which simply requires that if an answer is returned it will be correct. Since there is no general solution to the halting problem, a total correctness assertion may lie much deeper. A termination proof is a type of mathematical proof that plays a critical role in formal verification because total correctness of an algorithm depends on termination. For example, successively searching through integers 1, 2, 3, … to see if we can find an example of some phenomenon — say an odd perfect number — it is quite easy to write a partially correct program. But to say this program is totally correct would be to assert something currently not known in number theory. A proof would have to be a mathematical proof, assuming both the algorithm and specification are given formally. In particular it is not expected to be a correctness assertion for a given program implementing the algorithm on a given machine. That would involve such considerations as limitations on computer memory.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correctness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correctness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of correctness in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct, i've been challenged by so many people and I don't, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time, either.

  2. Sarah Palin:

    They’ve been wearing political correctness kind of like a suicide vest.

  3. Steven Crowder:

    This is why political correctness, or Cultural Marxism,... lends itself so fashionably to easy labels. Transphobic, homophobic, xenophobic, racist, bigoted, Uncle Tom, white privilege, mainsplaining. All of these are slapped on people with politically incorrect opinions in an attempt to silence you. ... Hate speech is inextricably tied to political correctness, or Cultural Marxism, and that creates intellectual conformity -- or intellectual authoritarianism. And that’s where you start to see things like “safe spaces” or “trigger warnings” or speakers banned from campus, or people with unpopular opinions banned from social media.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I think the big problem this country has -- is being politically correct, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either.

  5. Greg Abbott:

    Stop political correctness in our schools. Of course Texas schoolchildren should be taught that Alamo defenders were ‘ Heroic ’ ! i fully expect the State Board of Education to agree. Contact your SBOE Member to complain.

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