• WordNet 3.6
    • n correction the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
    • n correction treatment of a specific defect "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"
    • n correction the act of punishing "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
    • n correction a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"
    • n correction something substituted for an error
    • n correction a rebuke for making a mistake
    • n correction a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
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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
    • Correction Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
    • Correction An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction .
    • Correction That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.
    • Correction The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement. "The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices."
    • Correction The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement. "Correction and instruction must both work
      Ere this rude beast will profit."
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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.
    • n correction The act of correcting, or of bringing into conformity to a standard, model, or original: as, the correction of an arithmetical computation; the correction of a proof-sheet.
    • n correction The act of noting and pointing out for removal or amendment, as errors, defects, mistakes, or faults of any kind.
    • n correction The change or amendment indicated or effected; that which is proposed or substituted for what is wrong; an emendation: as, the corrections on a proof.
    • n correction Correctness.
    • n correction In mathematics and physics, a subordinate quantity which has to be taken into account and applied in order to insure accuracy, as in the use of an instrument or the solution of a problem.
    • n correction The act of counteracting or removing whatever is undesirable, inconvenient, or injurious: as, the correction of abuses in connection with the public service; the correction of acidity of the stomach.
    • n correction In optics, the elimination of spherical or chromatic aberration from an eyepiece or object-glass; also, loosely, the error produced by aberration of the two kinds.
    • n correction The rectification of faults, or the attempt to rectify them, as in character or conduct, by the use of restraint or punishment; that which corrects; chastisement; discipline; reproof.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you could count the number of times a cricket chirps in one minute, divide by 2, add 9 and divide by 2 again, you would have the correct temperature in celcius degrees
    • n Correction amendment: punishment: bodily chastisement
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The majority of people have not the courage to correct others because they don't have the courage to bear correction themselves.”
  • 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.”


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


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. correctio,: cf. F. correction,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. corrigĕre, correctumcor, inten., regĕre, to rule.


In literature:

However, do not take the correction too much to heart.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
That night Horace showed a proof of the largest and most correct day's work that had then been done.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden
His sympathy was with the suffering people, and he determined to espouse their cause and to correct their wrongs.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
The sensations of correct singing cannot be felt until the voice is correctly used.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
Evening dress is the correct attire for all occasions after six o'clock.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
Them there should be corrected.
"Practical Grammar and Composition" by Thomas Wood
The corrected reading will therefore be 405.3 degrees.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Unfortunately it is beyond doubt that Erasmus himself knew, or had known, that not all particulars of this version were correct.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
She should be able not only to take down and transcribe notes neatly and correctly.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
I could not help thinking that Peter's surmises were correct.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston

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
In the action of naturalness
The Ten Virtues spontaneously grow;
All the Ten Vices are thus purified.
By corrections or remedies
The Illuminating Void is ne'er disturbed.
These are the Key-points of Action.
"The Song Of View, Practice, And Action" by Jetsun Milarepa
'Tis with fear, hope, and terror, your presence I meet;
Oh, should you but smile, and my efforts now greet,
My faults I'll correct, and to life's latest day
Will prove that your goodness was not thrown away.
"An Introductory Song" by Elizabeth Beverley
He arrived there at ten minutes past four o'clock,
And when he awakened the inmates, their nerves got a shock,
But under their kind treatment he recovered speedily,
And was able to recount the disaster correctly.
"The Terrific Cyclone of 1893" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

His 18-year-old daughter, hours after undergoing back surgery to correct scoliosis, was being asked to get up and walk.
Allow me to correct a few factual errors in Martin Filler's essay.
Despite undergoing multiple surgeries to correct the issue, he has become a standout in football and very popular around Londonderry for his quick wit.
Dennis Bishop, however, couldn't help but make a slight correction.
Corrects title of UN official in third paragraph.
You read that dateline correctly.
The camera will give the DSLR shooters the first opportunity to use some real color grading, rather than mild color correction.
The story has been corrected.
They said the correct things to the correct people.
NEW YORK — The former television producer who tried to blackmail David Letterman over the comedian's office affairs was freed from jail Thursday, city Correction Department records show.
Can Greg or Scarlett figure out which one of us is giving the correct definition.
A Pendleton Correctional Facility inmate will not be able to collect monetary damages against employees of the Indiana Department of Correction, but his request for kosher meals will get a second review.
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As more money had to be transferred to cover the cost of transporting inmates from the Oswego County Correctional Facility to other facilities, one legislator questioned the long-term plan to correct the problem.
"He was dropped off, he did make it to the parole office," explains Kelly Messamore, Assistant Director of Parole and Community Corrections for the Department of Corrections.

In science:

The responsivity correction applied here does not correct the emission at scales larger than 3.2◦ degrees.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Therefore when comparing the DIRBE and IRAS data to calibrate the IRAS data, we should correct the DIRBE data by the ratio of color corrections.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
S2 Correctness: a ma jor scheduling task of the GSM programs is to correctly deliver certain sample data computed on a source up to a sink by applying a sequence of operations to the corresponding data.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
Let E n proof for P (E nc test correct ia ,ib ,za ,zb be the event that the localization test recognizes correctly if with the crossings (t1a , t2a ) and (t1b , t2b ) we are in the H0 -case or not.
Reconstructing a two-color scenery by observing it along a simple random walk path
The number of supernova available for this color-based extinction correction is currently quite small and more are needed to minimize the uncertainty in this correction.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae