emend

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v emend make improvements or corrections to "the text was emended in the second edition"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • emend To remove faults or blemishes from; free from fault; alter for the better; correct; amend.
    • emend To amend by criticism of the text; improve the reading of: as, this edition of Virgil is greatly emended.
    • emend Synonyms Improve, Better, etc. See amend.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Emend e-mend′ to remove faults or blemishes from: to correct or improve
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. emendāre, -ātume, out, menda, a fault.

Usage

In literature:

I knew now that I was to hear poor Percy's story over again, with the Colonel's emendations and illustrations.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
In process of time, Bentley's edition adopted various emendations in the text.
"Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters" by William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
The emendations are evidently conjectural, and though occasionally right, appear more frequently to be wrong.
"The Works of William Shakespeare [Cambridge Edition] [9 vols.]" by William Shakespeare
The result was a mass of common-sense emendations, some of which have been permanently accepted.
"A Life of William Shakespeare with portraits and facsimiles" by Sidney Lee
Notes and Conjectural Emendations of certain Doubtful Passages in Shakespeare's Plays.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
Did Emendant not tell thee that he saw her at the Coronation?
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
Scriblerus, emendation of a passage in Virgil, 237.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Others have attempted to reconcile the conflicting data by emendations of the figures and other ingenious devices.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
Many of the emendations suggested are more fantastic than felicitous.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Such conjectural emendations are injurious to Chaucer.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol 58, No. 357, July 1845" by Various
I now ask MR. COLLIER, on what authority were these emendations adopted?
"Notes and Queries, Number 193, July 9, 1853" by Various
Mr. Baber, in a handsome quarto volume, with valuable emendations.
"Bibliomania; or Book-Madness" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Perhaps no one, in our day, has equalled Madvig in the art of conjectural emendation.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
Halliwell on the Emendation in Cymbeline, 358.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Dr. Conquest, a layman of the same denomination, published another, in which he says he made twenty thousand emendations, or improvements.
"Ancient and Modern Celebrated Freethinkers" by Charles Bradlaugh, A. Collins, and J. Watts
Many most brilliant emendations ... are due to him.
"The Age of Pope" by John Dennis
Emendation of a Passage in Coriolanus.
"Notes and Queries, Number 232, April 8, 1854" by Various
For the next edition of the Book of Verses, pray accept an emendation.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Earth shall bless you, O noble emenders On egotist nations!
"The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume IV" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The great bulk of Webster's emendations were of the most trivial and innocent character.
"Noah Webster" by Horace E. Scudder
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In poetry:

And good St. Nicholas heard his prayer,
And gave a dispensation,
In case his winter's meagre fare
Required emendation.
"Enter Monks: From The Same" by Sir John Hanmer
Incapable of the least utterance or composition,
Emendation, conservation of the 'better tradition',
Refinement of medium, elimination of superfluities,
August attraction or concentration.
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound

In news:

The FDA told Merck it will need to provide additional data to the agency before it can approve Emend, an experimental injectable drug for nausea caused by chemotherapy.
Merck Sues Sandoz, Intas Over Proposed Generic Copy of Emend .
The FDA told Merck it will need to provide additional data to the agency before it can approve Emend , an experimental injectable drug for nausea caused by chemotherapy.
The city slicker's agricultural portfolio tends to run toward seasonings and emendations — rosemary, for instance, which has plenty of street smarts and is drought resistant too.
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In science:

We show that with an emendation due to Rohsiepe [Rohb, Roha] all these approaches are compatible for our example.
Orbifold Constructions of K3: A Link between Conformal Field Theory and Geometry
He then emended the error, and the new corrected proof was finally published in the Annals, about a year after the initial submission [Wil95].
Open source software and peer review
Hibbs, Quantum mechanics and path integrals: Emended edition, Dover books on Physics, Dover, Mineola, NY, 2010. K.
Estimation of the Gradient Density in Arbitrary Finite Dimensions Using the Stationary Phase Approximation
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