over-correct

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v over-correct make excessive corrections for fear of making an error
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Usage

In literature:

I wish you would look it over and make such corrections and criticisms as your judgment deems proper.
"America First" by Various
Correct time is now being transmitted to the A. E. F. over its own system of telegraph lines.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
I suspect that his correspondent's letter was looked over, corrected, and copied before it was sent.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Let him likewise very carefully endeavour to correct all other Faults that the Negligence of his Master may have passed over.
"Observations on the Florid Song" by Pier Francesco Tosi
This novel game affords no end of mirth and enjoyment and at a given time the hostess looks over the books and corrects them.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
Such is the story as told by Dunkni in 1876; at that time, when it was read over to her, she said it was correct.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
Then Scotty, just as eager, leaned over to Rick's side and the trim had to be corrected again.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Then, as he bent over to examine the broken chest more closely, he corrected himself.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
Ah, if one could only go back over life and correct the mistakes.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
If his entire method of proof were really correct Herr Duehring would not have gained a single point over the spiritists.
"Landmarks of Scientific Socialism" by Friedrich Engels
But further knowledge invariably corrects it; there is never an over-supply.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 95, September 1865" by Various
My calculation turned out correct; for before a week was over, a letter reached me, stating that a Mr. Green, of No.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
This pass is theoretically the correct and logical manner of executing a distance (over ten yards) pass.
"The Forward Pass in Football" by Elmer Berry
He'll get a thorough raking over, if my impression of the new agent is correct.
"The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop" by Hamlin Garland
I got over the difficulty by sharing the work and the fees with an able German, who prepared the questions and corrected the copies.
"John Bull, Junior" by Max O'Rell
Clyde was bent over his viewer, calling out slight corrections.
"The Secret of the Ninth Planet" by Donald Allen Wollheim
The dreaded dinner was over, and the girl had judged correctly: the two visitors had no suspicion of the antiquity of the blue gown.
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The latter was clearly the more correct procedure, but Tony's heart yearned regretfully over the girl in the road.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
His clear, correct vision many a time won over the Abbe to his opinion.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
She looked over accounts with him for two hours, and, though he was distracted and restless, the results were perfectly correct.
"A Sister's Love" by W. Heimburg
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In news:

The State Patrol says 17-year-old Stephanie Bauman drove off the road and over corrected.
Why do some people police, corrections officers, school principals, etc get away with being pulled over for D.W.I.
Clarke sues over correctional facility transfer.
Sheriff David A Clarke Jr filed suit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Wednesday seeking to assert his authority over the County Correctional Facility -South in Franklin.
The correct answer is Stanford's 56-48 triple-overtime win over USC.
Nearly 2,000 health care workers for the state's Department of Corrections are on pins and needles over their employment.
Police say the driver lost control of her car, tried to over-correct and narrowly missed crashing into a couple of homes.
The driver over-corrected, then flipped in the median, and spilled its logs in the eastbound lanes.
He was turned over to the Atlantic County Department of Corrections.
If you answered over-the-top cuteness, you are correct.
Used correctly, acetaminophen is safe and effective with a lower risk of stomach upset than other over-the-counter pain relievers.
Early in my career my father, also a professor, advised me that if I managed to finish my work—whether it was research, teaching, or service—on time and in the correct format, I would have a huge competitive advantage over many of my peers.
Overgrown vines often take years to recover from extreme pruning , so in most instances it is often easier to start over with new vines correctly pruned and trained from the initial planting.
CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Trayvon Martin's killer sues NBC over racist 'myth'.
CORRECTED-Trayvon Martin's killer sues NBC over racist 'myth'.
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In science:

The total density of states is the sum over all levels, but near the band edges, the contributions from higher levels yield only corrections to scaling.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks
In practise, such a correction was only necessary for four ob jects, two of which (NGC 5962 and NGC 7541) were large and extended over most of the array.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The aperture correction implicitly assumes that the emission measured through the fiber is characteristic of the whole galaxy, and that the SF is uniformly distributed over the galaxy.
Star formation rate indicators in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
The need to consider the additional average over K is due to the uncomplete control of the corrections to the infinite volume limit for the free energy.
About the cavity fields in mean field spin glass models
Some of these errors can be controlled using active optics, but these corrections will necessarily apply only over a limited range of wavelengths.
Using Notch-Filter Masks for High Contrast Imaging of Extrasolar Planets
In order to protect quantum algorithms against such undesired influences powerful methods of error correction have been developed over the last years.
Quantum error correction of coherent errors by randomization
Sloane, “Quantum error correction via codes over GF (4),” IEEE Trans.
Simple Rate-1/3 Convolutional and Tail-Biting Quantum Error-Correcting Codes
Corrections are made over a longer time and stability is relied upon during an observation.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
P (E nc test correct ), where the sum is taken over the same domain as before the union.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
Therefore, for such sources we used larger apertures to minimize the importance of the aperture corrections; this is appropriate since these bright sources dominate over the background.
The Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey. Chandra Point-Source Catalogs
Notice that the integrals over wave-numbers are converging and that the overall expressions have the correct symmetry.
Tails of the dynamical structure factor of 1D spinless fermions beyond the Tomonaga approximation
The next-to-leading order corrections, is obtained by carrying out a Gaussian integration over the fluctuations ˜α and Aµ .
The effects of quantum instantons on the thermodynamics of the CP^(N-1) model
This distinction is insignificant in the context of , where the focus is on boundary state functions; the sum over the identification group comes in in the next step, so the boundary functions obtained in are still correct.
Finite level geometry of fractional branes
After applying the Monte Carlo procedure described in the previous section to these fake samples, we were able to reproduce the functional form and correct number density over the parameter space of each model.
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
If the SMG over-density depicted in Fig. 6 is correct, it seems to have a scale-length of ∼ 1′ (or ∼ 430 kpc).
Wide-field mid-infrared and millimetre imaging of the high-redshift radio galaxy, 4C41.17
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