incorrect

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj incorrect characterized by errors; not agreeing with a model or not following established rules; the wrong side of the road" "he submitted a faulty report","an incorrect transcription"
    • adj incorrect not correct; not in conformity with fact or truth "an incorrect calculation","the report in the paper is wrong","your information is wrong","the clock showed the wrong time","found themselves on the wrong road","based on the wrong assumptions"
    • adj incorrect (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
    • adj incorrect not in accord with established usage or procedure "the wrong medicine","the wrong way to shuck clams","it is incorrect for a policeman to accept gifts"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? According to the Mayo Clinic dietician, a true yam is a large, starchy root that can get up to 100 pounds. It is native to Africa and Asia and is seldom available in the USA. The sweet potato is a native American plant. It was a staple for early settlers and was actually brought to Europe by Columbus. There are two varieties of sweet potatoes: One is moist and orange-fleshed, the other is drier and yellow. The orange-fleshed potato is commonly - and incorrectly - called a yam. This common practice has resulted in confusion when it comes to labels. Some stores incorrectly label the darker of the two sweet potatoes as being a yam, and they list the nutrient content for yams. True yams have no vitamin A. So consumers mistakenly think that the product has no vitamin A, even though it actually does. Consumers are most likely eating sweet potatoes - and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.
    • Incorrect Not accordant with duty or morality; not duly regulated or subordinated; unbecoming; improper; as, incorrect conduct. "It shows a will most incorrect to heaven.""The wit of the last age was yet more incorrect than their language."
    • Incorrect Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty. "The piece, you think, is incorrect ."
    • Incorrect Not in accordance with the truth; inaccurate; not exact; as, an incorrect statement or calculation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • incorrect Not correct in form or structure; not according to a copy or model, or to established rule; faulty.
    • incorrect Not correct as to fact; inaccurate; erroneous; untrue: as, an incorrect statement, narration, or calculation.
    • incorrect Not correct in manner or character; improper; irregular; disorderly: as, incorrect habits.
    • incorrect Not corrected or regulated; not chastened into proper obedience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Incorrect in-kor-ekt containing faults: not accurate: not correct in manner or character:
    • adj Incorrect in-kor-ekt (Shak.) not regulated
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Quotations

  • Sang Kyu Shin
    Sang Kyu Shin
    “It is quite possible for someone to choose incorrectly or to judge badly; but freedom must allow such mistakes.”
  • Alice Walker
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    “It seems our fate to be incorrect (look where we live, for example), and in our incorrectness stand.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. incorrectus,: cf. F. incorrect,. See In- not, and Correct

Usage

In literature:

His chief had not incorrectly described him as the diplomat of the trade.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
But your quite mistaken view, on that occasion, arose from an incorrect estimate of values.
"The Upas Tree" by Florence L. Barclay
No training could have corrected the low cockney vulgarity and coarse, ignorant indistinctness and incorrectness of her enunciation.
"Records of a Girlhood" by Frances Ann Kemble
The date "22d April 54" was also incorrect, for the "Bella" sailed on April 20th.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
But after a few years' study it appeared that such a conception of protoplasm was incorrect.
"The Story of the Living Machine" by H. W. Conn
This is incorrect; the power has been used, and injustice has been suffered.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
It would be incorrect to say that there are no exceptions in Eclectic painting to this evil system.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
We can write about Vishnuism and Sivaism as if they were different religions and this, though incomplete, is not incorrect.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Irish Melodies, had been quoted by him incorrectly in the first editions of the poem.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II" by Thomas Moore
Miss Hobhouse says people in England have very incorrect notions of the magnificent proportions of the Boer women.
"Cecil Rhodes" by Princess Catherine Radziwill
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In poetry:

Incorrectness in your speech
Carefully avoid, my Anna;
Study well the sense of each
Sentence, lest in any manner
It misrepresent the truth;
Veracity's the charm of youth.
"Incorrect Speaking" by Charles Lamb
Falsehood is not shy, not she,—
Ever ready to take place of
Truth, too oft we Falsehood see,
Or at least some latent trace of
Falsehood, in the incorrect
Words of those who Truth respect.
"Incorrect Speaking" by Charles Lamb

In news:

Dan Ghezzi, the chairman of the math department, and Joe Evan, a math professor and dean, didn't make a single incorrect state pick in the last two presidential elections.
DHS lags on tracking incorrect payments.
Correction to This Article This article incorrectly said that H.L.
Correction to This Article An Aug 6 article about the increasing stature of youth ministers incorrectly said Franciscan University of Steubenville, in Ohio, has a youth ministry major.
Twins Pitcher Jeff Manship wasn't feeling the love from his own team last (Wednesday) night, when the jersey he was given had his last name spelled incorrectly.
The university reports that it supplied incorrect data for many years.
Correction to This Article The headline on previous versions of this article in print and on the Web incorrectly implied that the film on which it was based, "Mostly Martha," is French.
Correction to This Article The Dec 23 obituary of Jack Newfield gave an incorrect name of his wife.
This story incorrectly reported how Colorado's Open Records Act applies to ballots.
48 m ago In North Hempstead traffic lights working incorrectly.
CERN scientists who clocked subatomic particles called neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light now say the results were incorrect.
Correction to This Article The article gave an incorrect name for Eli Wald's employer.
An earlier version of this article incorrectly identified the journal in which the NPA study will be published.
Correction to This Article An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to television station WDVM-TV as WDMV.
Some adults incorrectly assume that the vaccines they received as children will protect them for the rest of their lives.
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In science:

In the present note we show that the processing of the experimental data in [1 ] is incorrect. A correct processing is performed, and the result is the opposite: there is significant Reynolds number dependence for the parameters describing the intermediate region and the scaling (power) law is valid.
A Note on the Intermediate Region in Turbulent Boundary Layers
However, this argumentation is incorrect; namely, there is no “gauge invariant” section for ϕ, i.e. no induced section for [ϕ].
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
However, some sky emission lines still remain from incorrect background subtraction.
SPIRAL Phase A: A Prototype Integral Field Spectrograph for the AAT
Hence, the simple models of either continuous or single-burst star formation appear to be incorrect.
The Formation of Star Clusters
However, this procedure, when followed precisely, leads to the incorrect conclusion that the angular momentum of an accretion disk flows from the outer part to the inner part.
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
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