• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Corrector One who, or that which, corrects; as, a corrector of abuses; a corrector of the press; an alkali is a corrector of acids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corrector One who or that which sets right, or renders conformable to a certain standard, usage, or rule, or to an original or a model; one who corrects errors.
    • n corrector One who or that which counteracts or removes whatever is injurious, obnoxious, or defective: as, a corrector of abuses; a corrector of acidity, etc.
    • n corrector One who amends or corrects, or seeks to amend or correct, the character or conduct of another, by criticism, reproof, or chastisement.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Corrector he who, or that which, corrects: a director or governor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. corrigĕre, correctumcor, inten., regĕre, to rule.


In literature:

When the art of printing was established, it became the glory of the learned to be correctors of the press to eminent printers.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Abandoning his original views, he became corrector of the press, or reader in the printing-office of Messrs Ballantyne.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The corrector of the press recognised that Sonnets cxxxv.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
The name Corregidor, which stands for mayor, albeit the translation is corrector, is applied to the gateway to Manila.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
By MARSHALL T. BIGELOW, Corrector at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
"All Adrift" by Oliver Optic
I therefore, as the passage is flat nonsense, return to the well-abused "corrector's" much modester emendation, "wants" for "means.
"Notes and Queries, Number 196, July 30, 1853" by Various
Mrs. Dennistoun received him when he came in obedience to her call, as a child might do who had the power of receiving its future corrector.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
I fear I am a fastidious corrector.
"A Day with Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" by George Sampson
By MARSHALL T. BIGELOW, Corrector at the University Press, Cambridge, Mass.
"Bridge Disasters in America" by George L. Vose
Indeed Richardson wrote "Pamela" here, and Goldsmith was his "press corrector.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun
He was a negligent corrector.
"Spenser" by R. W. Church
For example, a certain corrector setting gives 11-1/2 on the fuze scale opposite 4000 yds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 6" by Various
When at Basle, Erasmus procured him employment as a corrector of the press with Frobenius.
"The Browning Cyclopædia" by Edward Berdoe
There can be no doubt that like the great prophets before him Jesus was chiefly a critic and corrector of the hopes of his time.
"Religion and the War" by Various
Moranville had been employed in that affair for many years and was only the corrector of it.
"The Anglo-French Entente in the Seventeenth Century" by Charles Bastide
There he appointed "deputy correctors" to represent him in the university.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
Letter to Bishop Hobart in Reply to the Pamphlet addressed by him to the Author under the Signature of "Corrector," by William Jay, 1823.
"William Jay and the Constitutional Movement for the Abolition of Slavery" by Bayard Tuckerman
Boileau, an unwearied corrector, 126; relating to Moliere, 149.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
For several years he held the position of press-corrector for Khull, Blackie & Co., of Glasgow.
"Lives of Illustrious Shoemakers" by William Edward Winks
It has, however, suffered more at the hands of correctors.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various

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Benjamin Schindler, Raphael Fuchs, John Biddiscombe, Ronald Peikert, " Predictor -Corrector Schemes for Visualization ofSmoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Data," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol 15, no.
Quinn brightens Baco's eyes with a blend of concealer and corrector.

In science:

When ρ is only measurable, it is not a priori clear that the Stratonovich integral ξsingle(x) is well defined, since the quadratic variation corrector involves distributional derivatives of ρ (the Itˆo integral is more easily defined, but it is not the natural ob ject to be considered, see the remarks in ).
Statistics of a vortex filament model
However, at least in some particular case (ρ = 1B (0,1) ) or under a little additional assumptions, the Stratonovich integral ξsingle(x) is well defined since the corrector has a meaning (in the case of ρ = 1B (0,1) the corrector involves the local time of 3d Brownian motion on sferical surfaces).
Statistics of a vortex filament model
Since Kℓ is a gradient, we have curl Kℓ = 0, so the corrector is equal to zero.
Statistics of a vortex filament model
Predictor-corrector method with Runge-Kutta initialization is used to maintain a high accuracy of the numerical integration of equation of motion, which is required for the realistic comparison between our results with experiments as well as true dynamics starting from a given initial spin configuration.
Finite lattice size effect in the ground state phase diagram of quasi-two-dimensional magnetic dipolar dots array with perpendicular anisotropy
The equations of motion are integrated using a fifth-order predictor-corrector algorithm with time step dt = 0.005τ . A Langevin thermostat with damping constant γ is coupled to each Cα to control the temperature.
Chirality and Protein Folding
The corrector fitted to HST in orbit is a good example of such a system.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
A second type of phase corrector is a hologram.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Here w is the solution of the diffusion equation (2.12), the correctors w1 and w2 will be constructed explicitly, and the remainder R will be shown to be small.
Diffusion in a weakly random Hamiltonian flow
The main idea is to modify the process X (t) by the addition of a corrector in such a way that the sum is a martingale under P ω 0 and use a martingale invariance principle.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
Then one has to prove that, in the rescaled limit, the corrector can be neglected or equivalently that the corrector has sub-linear growth.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
An elementary self-contained construction of the corrector is given in section 2.2.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
Although they also rely on the construction of a corrector, their method to prove the sub-linear growth of the corrector is quite different from ours.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
Note that there is no ambiguity because Gb = −G−b as can be directly seen from equation (2.4).) Observe that, unlike Gb , the corrector χ is not an homogeneous field.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
We now check that the contribution of the corrector is negligible in the limit i.e. we prove that, for all t, εχ(ω , X (t/ε2)) converges to 0 in P ω 0 probability, Q.a.s. on the set #C0 (ω ) = ∞.
Quenched invariance principles for random walks on percolation clusters
The two terms on the right side are computed using the explicit expressions (2.16) and (2.17) for the correctors.
Wave field correlations in weakly mismatched random media