• WordNet 3.6
    • adj correct free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth "the correct answer","the correct version","the right answer","took the right road","the right decision"
    • adj correct correct in opinion or judgment "time proved him right"
    • adj correct socially right or correct "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye","correct behavior"
    • adj correct in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure "what's the right word for this?","the right way to open oysters"
    • v correct treat a defect "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"
    • v correct make right or correct "Correct the mistakes","rectify the calculation"
    • v correct alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard "Adjust the clock, please","correct the alignment of the front wheels"
    • v correct censure severely "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
    • v correct go down in value "the stock market corrected","prices slumped"
    • v correct make reparations or amends for "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"
    • v correct punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"
    • v correct adjust for "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"
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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
    • a Correct kôr*rĕkt" Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views. "Always use the most correct editions."
    • Correct To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying. "My accuser is my 'prentice; and when I did correct him for his fault the other day, he did vow upon his knees he would be even with me."
    • Correct To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.
    • Correct To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. "This is a defect in the first make of some men's minds which can scarce ever be corrected afterwards."
    • Correct To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you are having problems remembering the planets in their correct order, just remember this sentance "My very educated mother justed served us nine pickles," Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupitor, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.
    • correct To make straight or right; remove error from; bring into accordance with a standard or original; point out errors in.
    • correct Specifically— To note or mark errors or defects in, as a printer's proof, a book, a manuscript, etc., by marginal or interlinear writing.
    • correct To make alterations in, as type set for printing, according to the marking on a proof taken from it; make the changes required by: as, to correct a page or a form; to correct a proof.
    • correct To point out and remove, or endeavor to remove, an error or fault in: as, to correct an astronomical observation.
    • correct To destroy or frustrate; remove or counteract the operation or effects of, especially of something that is undesirable or injurious; rectify: as, to correct abuses; to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.
    • correct Specifically, in optics, to eliminate from (an eyepiece or object-glass) the spherical or chromatic aberration which tends to make the image respectively indistinct or discolored. See aberration, 4. With respect to chromatic aberration, the glass is said to be over-corrected or under-corrected, according as the red rays are brought to a focus beyond or within that of the violet rays.
    • correct To endeavor to cause moral amendment in; especially, punish for wrong-doing; discipline.
    • correct Synonyms Improve, Better. See amend.
    • correct In accordance or agreement with a certain standard, model, or original; conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety; not faulty; free from error or misapprehension; accurate: as, the correct time.
    • n correct Correction.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."
    • v.t Correct kor-ekt′ to make right: to remove faults: to punish: to counterbalance: to bring into a normal state
    • adj Correct made right or straight: free from faults: true
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  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.”
  • Epictetus
    “If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.”
  • Raymond Smullyan
    Raymond Smullyan
    “Some people are always critical of vague statements. I tend rather to be critical of precise statements; they are the only ones which can correctly be labeled wrong.”
  • Lawrence Durrell
    Lawrence Durrell
    “I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.”
  • Dan Dierdorf
    Dan Dierdorf
    “If I've got correct goals, and if I keep pursuing them the best way I know how, everything else falls into line. If I do the right thing right, I'm going to succeed.”


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


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. correctus, p. p. of corrigere, to make straight, to correct; cor-, + regere, to lead straight: cf. F. correct,. See Regular Right, and cf. Escort


In literature:

The head is kept in its corrected position by extension.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The English usage is more correct than the French, but less correct than the German.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
A concurrent drift begins which is subject to later correction.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
You do not; you locate the faulty part, correct it, and infuse new life.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science February 1930" by Various
At this period visits are exchanged, and New Year's presents are the correct thing.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
Must give correctly the Scouts' secret passwords.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
Never permit yourself to correct other people in matter or manner, unless it should be absolutely necessary to protect some one else.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
Know how to tire a wheel, use a sledge-hammer and forge, shoe a horse correctly and roughshoe a horse.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Which, please, is the correct statement?
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes

In poetry:

May sensible delight,
Corrected and refined,
A thirst of nobler joys excite,
And urge the lingering mind.
"Hymn II" by William Duke
O life why so imperfect?
And life cried in elation,
Don't fault my God nor me correct,
But man and his ovation.
"Man's Imperfections" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Shall earthly parents then expect
Their children to submit?
And wilt not you, when I correct,
Be humbled at my feet?
"Love-Tokens" by John Newton
O righteous, solemn Grandsires,
O dames, correct and mild,
Who bred me of your virtues!
Whence comes this changing child?—
"The Cross-Current" by Abbie Farwell Brown
A treasure lies in my soul,
And the key belongs to me alone!
You are correct, you drunken fiend!
I know it: wine brings truth.
"Unknown Woman" by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
Near to his couch he bids, with care,
The widow to be brought,
And speaks to her, with soften'd air,
His self-correcting thought.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley

In news:

She was chosen from all the correct entries.
Correction to This Article This review of "My Life With Charlie Brown" incorrectly indicated that the book was published by the University of Mississippi.
In this edition of Better Bodies, KMVT's Jason Carter and a Gold's Gym trainer shows us the correct way to work out on the cardio machines.
Correction to This Article An earlier version of this article misspelled Roque Gerald's first name.
Correction to This Article A Jan 14 Weekend article incorrectly said that the St John's College High School marching band was scheduled to march in the inaugural parade.
In this file photo, Municipal Court Judge Jim Wilbanks questions an inmate during a hearing at Dalton's Correctional Center in 2003.
Lawsuit claims Childersburg and probation company Judicial Corrections Services Inc violated city court defendants' rights.
After a hearing Monday, a former senior corrections officer in Slidell's municipal jail was found to be in direct contempt of City Court for walking out on a judge who was addressing him earlier this summer.
Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Oregon.
Oregon law enforcement has placed the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario on modified lockdown following multiple disturbances at the prison.
Obama Administration Corrects Clapper 's Claim That Muslim Brotherhood Is 'Secular'.
I don't believe letter writer Ed Davis read my letter correctly at all.
The plaintiff claims registrants have no procedure to correct errors on the sex and violent offender registry.
These sites help you stay clear of distractions, study flashcards, and correctly cite sources.
First things, first: a correction.

In science:

It should be noted however that in this situation α′ corrections become important, while in the IR one has to worry about string loop corrections.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
It turns out that such solution is a AdSp+2×Sd−p−2 space, with tachyon VEV, and fixed ’t Hooft coupling λ = eΦ0 N .8 Notice that string loop corrections are suppressed in the large N limit, while α′ -corrections are important because the curvature is O(1).
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
In some recent work [7,8], we have shown that for independent random walks on Euclidean lattices there exist important asymptotic corrections to the main term that can not be ignored even for very large number of particles as these corrections decay only logarithmically.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
Corrections due to massive string excitations (i.e. α′ corrections) will be of order O( 1√gN ).
Large N field theories from superstrings
Because each step preserves the correct distribution, we know that xt will have the correct distribution π at the end.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling