• WordNet 3.6
    • adv correctly in an accurate manner "the flower had been correctly depicted by his son","he guessed right"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Lady Bugs really are not bugs. They are actually beetles and their correct name is The Ladybird Beetle
    • adv Correctly In a correct manner; exactly; acurately; without fault or error.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the past 60 years, the groundhog has only predicted the weather correctly 28% of the time. The rushing back and forth from burrows is believed to indicate sexual activity, not shadow seeking
    • correctly In a correct manner; in conformity with truth, justice, rectitude, or propriety; according to a standard, or in conformity with an original or a model; exactly; accurately; without fault or error: as, to behave correctly; to write, speak, or think correctly; to weigh or measure correctly; to judge correctly.
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  • Josh Billings
    “Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.”
  • General Robert E. Woods
    General Robert E. Woods
    “Business is like war in one respect. If its grand strategy is correct, any number of tactical errors can be made and yet the enterprise proves successful.”
  • Bible
    “Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. [Proverbs 22:15]”
  • John Bradshaw
    John Bradshaw
    “It's essential to tell the truth at all times. This will reduce life's pain. Lying distorts reality. All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.”
  • Proverb
    “By others faults the wise correct their own.”


Politically correct - Things or people that are politically correct use language that will not cause offence.


In literature:

Hence the parent's example should be a correct model of sound morality.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
This principle is perfectly correct.
"Golden Steps to Respectability, Usefulness and Happiness" by John Mather Austin
What architect now thinks of correcting the poorness of hard, straight lines by very slightly curving them?
"The Practice and Science Of Drawing" by Harold Speed
His perception of the characters of his boys was correct.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
The editor has substituted correct extracts from Matthews's text.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
But there is a higher ideal in violin playing than mere correctness, and Auer is an inspiring teacher.
"Violin Mastery" by Frederick H. Martens
He must see what is wrong and be able to correct it.
"Piano Mastery" by Harriette Brower
But Mr. Smith the historian gives the correct reason why these trials came to such a sudden end.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
I am convinced that the rejection of this claim by the Pension Bureau was correct, and think its action should not be reversed.
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents" by Grover Cleveland
This work of Schwarz certainly proves that the explanation of Cornelius is not correct.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
Read a map correctly and draw an intelligent rough sketch map.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
His emphasis was both correct and powerful.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
He confesses both negligence and idleness in the corrections of his works.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Yet I must here pause to correct myself.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
The drawing securing the largest number of correct guesses wins for the artist.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
If a fixed scale is applied to the tube, the correct height may be obtained by applying a correction for capacity.
"A Treatise on Meteorological Instruments" by Henry Negretti
Her language through the whole was fluent and correct, and her illustrations often forcible and even eloquent.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
I was satisfied that it was the only correct view.
"Life of Beethoven" by Anton Schindler
Is this theory correct?
"Monopolies and the People" by D. C. Cloud
Above all, he plays correctly without allowing this ever-present correctness to make his playing seem lacking in feeling.
"Piano Playing" by Josef Hofmann

In poetry:

Look at me! your eyes
Are sane, correcting your distracted words.
This is Love's trick, to rescue me from death.
My love is firm as thine, and dies with thee.
"The Dance To Death. Act V" by Emma Lazarus
He'd have the best, and that was none too good;
No barrier could hold, before his terms.
He lies below, correct in cypress wood,
And entertains the most exclusive worms.
"Tombstones In The Starlight" by Dorothy Parker
A shadowy land, where joy and sorrow kiss,
Each still to each corrective and relief,
Where dim delights are brightened into bliss,
And nothing wholly perishes but Grief.
"The Past" by Henry Timrod
From Eli's fate, take warning, and beware!
Thy children teach, and carefully correct :
Whene'er the sire is us'd the rod to spare,
God with the sword will punish the neglect.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Welcome thou then his herald with respect,
With patience bear the messenger of God;
The child he loves, he always does correct,
Nor through a foolish fondness spares the rod.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
Believe me therefore — it was out of love,
That Christ did thee with this disease correct,
And that thou mightest, to conviction, prove
Thereby, that thou art one of his elect.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Correction to This Article The Spirits column in the Jan 20 Food section mistakenly attributed a statement to "The Bitter Truth's Jerry Thomas".
She points out correctly that Selvini, the author of Self-Starvation, and I hold similar views on the psychodynamic significance of the anorexic picture.
Correcting a Colorblind View of the Treasures of Antiquity .
There is a certain sense of closure, if that's the correct word, when I discover the baseline of an otherwise inexplicable, indistinct ghost story.
Must sagacity and prudence wear like a pair of orthopedic shoes with gel insoles and corrective heels.
Probably Approximately Correct' Inventor, From Harvard U. Wednesday, November 14, 2012.
They make sure customers get what they pay for by ensuring pumps measure correctly, don't leak, and customers can read the display.
Determining the Correct Asking Price .
Correction to This Article An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the limit on the capacity of gun magazines in Maryland.
James Mabrey, 50, was sentenced July 11 by Judge Rosemary Collins to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of two counts of burglary.
The admitted killer of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera was not under a suicide watch when he used his sweatshirt to hang himself in a prison cell, state corrections officials said Friday.
Linear finite-element analysis does not provide enough information about buckling to make correct design decisions, especially when designing lightweight components.
Correction (May 20, 2011: 6:11 p.m.): The original version included an incorrect first name for Melville Carico.
Evan Russell Shirley ( West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority / October 11, 2012 ).
In the July 8 News-Times editorial, "No to T-SPLOST, yes to Sunday sales," it is correctly pointed out that raising the sales tax from 7 percent to 8 percent is an increase of 14 percent.

In science:

There is evidence for an interplay of perturbative terms and power corrections in the sense that often power corrections are found to diminish if higher-order perturbative corrections are included.
Moriond QCD 2002: Theoretical Summary
These are checked, at most, at the level of 0.1%, which is of the order of the SM radiative corrections (apart from mt corrections or running α corrections) which are order α π .
Present and Future Bounds on Non-Standard Neutrino Interactions
String theory predicts two kinds of quantum corrections to classical geometry: string-loop corrections and α′ corrections.
The scientific work of Sonia Stanciu
Finally, one should emphasize that the most difficult part of the PSF correction is not the anisotropic correction, which is done quite accurately, but the isotropic correction (Erben et al. 2001, Hirata & Seljak 2003).
Gravitational Lensing by Large Scale Structures: A Review
The following is corrections to that published version. (Unfortunately, authors to this publication are not given a chance to make corrections after the final submission.) All the corrections have already been incorporated in the present electronic version, so there is no need to make any change for this article. 1.
Linear perturbations of spatially locally homogeneous spacetimes
While the factor M corrects the CV at two-loop level, the question of even higher order corrections is still open, although one can argue that such effects will be suppressed by a factor ∼ α0 (µI )/π relative to the leading power correction.
Event shapes in e+e- annihilation and deep inelastic scattering
While correct up to the order 1/m3 b , these simple substitutions reduce the ratio of lifetimes by approximately 3-4%! We take this as an indication of the importance of bound-state effects on the spectator corrections, represented by subleading 1/mb corrections to spectator operators.
Spectator effects and lifetimes of heavy hadrons
I present a brief summary of the most important updates in the MRST determinations of the NLO and NNLO parton distributions. I concentrate on uncertainties due to input assumptions and possible theoretical corrections, particularly isospin violation, QED corrections, NNLO and corrections at low Q2 and small x.
Update of MRST Parton Distributions
While correct up to the order 1/m3 b , these simple substitutions reduce the ratio of lifetimes by approximately 3-4%! We take this as an indication of the importance of bound-state effects on the spectator corrections, represented by subleading 1/mb corrections to spectator operators.
Lifetimes of heavy hadrons
Apart from the gamma fraction correction discussed previously, these corrections are calculated through MC simulation studies The source sampling correction is needed due to detector asymmetry.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
The γ fraction correction is the previously discussed correction to account for 252Cf fission γ-rays contaminating the 252Cf neutron data. A correction is also applied to account for the 16O(n,α)13C reaction with fission energy neutrons.
Electron Energy Spectra, Fluxes, and Day-Night Asymmetries of $^{8}$B Solar Neutrinos from the 391-Day Salt Phase SNO Data Set
Considering non perturbative corrections to the superpotential while at the same time neglecting perturbative corrections to the K¨ahler potential is therefore justified only when the flux generated superpotential W0 is zero, or of the same order of magnitude than the nonperturbative “correction”.
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
Since all corrections to the prepotential vanish in this case, the corrections that generate the horizon are expected to come from non-holomorphic corrections to the supergravity equations, and it is not known how to incorporate these systematically at present.
Small Black Holes and Superconformal Quantum Mechanics
These corrections consist the K-correction and is used in addition to the stretch factor correction discussed above.
Accelerating Universe: Observational Status and Theoretical Implications
In the kt - factorization approach the NLO corrections are therefore expected to be much smaller, since here only the purely dynamical corrections have to be applied, whereas the kinematics are already correctly treated in LO.
Heavy Quarks: Summary Report