• WordNet 3.6
    • n corrections the social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole
    • n corrections the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders "for a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections"
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  • Stephen R. Covey
    “Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The best fortune that can fall to a man is that which corrects his defects and makes up for his failings.”
  • Kimon Nicolaides
    Kimon Nicolaides
    “The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.”
  • Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    Julius Robert Oppenheimer
    “A man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.”
  • Vilfredo Pareto
    Vilfredo Pareto
    “Give me a fruitful error anytime, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections.”
  • Donald Rumsfeld
    Donald Rumsfeld
    “It isn't making mistakes that's critical; it's correcting them and getting on with the principal task.”


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


In literature:

The German warders never attempt to correct by words.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Now, although few spacemen knew the history of the phrase, they were using it again, correctly.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
In this way they alter, correct, and purify the fluids, tone up the organs, and re-establish their healthy functions.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The correct view of child life is that the child is affected, in greater or less degree, by every influence which acts upon him.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
Third Edition, revised and corrected; with numerous Woodcuts.
"First Impressions of the New World" by Isabella Strange Trotter
All these things, and a multitude of other things, have to be taken into account, if we would form a correct and proper estimate of the Bible.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The arc R'K' is a plus correction therefore, and the smaller arc RK a minus correction.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
If this supposition be correct, it may furnish a clue to the name of the deity whose symbol is shown in plate LXIV, 48.
"Day Symbols of the Maya Year" by Cyrus Thomas
A single, intelligent trial will be sufficient to show the correctness of the statement.
"Resonance in Singing and Speaking" by Thomas Fillebrown
And conventions had been swept away, and it was correct to live, and to live!
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead

In poetry:

For He is merciful as just;
And so, by faith correcting sight,
I bow before His will, and trust
Howe'er they seem He doeth all things right.
"The Shadow And The Light" by John Greenleaf Whittier
A javelin, like Phineas, seize,
Slay those, whose sins brought the disease,
Iniquity, by law correct :
So God shall thee from death protect.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
If it shou'd to thy confines reach,
What man, alas! can guard the breach?
Not all the world combin'd can stand
Against the Lord's correcting hand.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
Amidst his wrath compassion shines;
His strokes are lighter than our sins
And while his rod corrects his saints,
His ear indulges their complaints.
"Psalm 103 part 2" by Isaac Watts
Wish not, dear friends, my pain away -
Wish me a wise and thankful heart,
With GOD, in all my griefs, to stay,
Nor from His loved correction start.
"Sixteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
"Sergeant, ain't I for rounds?" sings he,
"And where's the bally Company?"
And he was answered, with respect,
"Here, sir -- all present and correct!"
"Killed" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland

In news:

Corrected report will show 'sharp increase'.
As the Michigan Department of Corrections searches for ways to manage its nearly $2-billion budget, - 7:18 am.
Correction to This Article This review of a concert by Van Morrison misidentified one of the musicians in his band.
(Sept 23 / The Associated Press ) Correction: Clarification.
Then she kicked off her shoes and right there in the gallery demonstrated the correct position.
He says their predictions are less likely to be correct than a coin toss.
The big swings if executed correctly could give you bigger profits then trying to ride out the bang beehive bang theory.
The national average is 68, according to a state Department of Corrections report.
Correction Official Resigns Over Bar Mitzva h Held in Jail.
BLACKMAN TOWNSHIP, MI — A Detroit woman choked on marijuana after correctional officers caught her smuggling it into the Cooper Street Correctional Facility.
Corrections for Nov 30 million, company, received, failed, corrections , reporting, money, fisker, cut, rest.
Correction for April 18 correction, dated , entitled, april, register, article, aug.
It has been corrected Our corrections policy.
Virginia Department of Corrections Director Harold Clarke announced that Corrections employees are donating more than $80,000 to the Virginia Public Safety Foundation to help build the Commonwealth Public Safety Memorial.
On June 8, Robert Foor filed a grievance with the Illinois Department of Corrections seeking a transfer out of Tamms Correctional Center and into a mental health prison, plus proper treatment and medication.

In science:

In particular, the attachment points of the antenna base to its foundation were tightened, and a tiltmeterbased metrology correction was enabled in an attempt to correct the suspected instability in the azimuth bearing.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
This field line placement has the correct field topology by construction, but is far from correct: chance groupings of field lines in the essentially randomly oriented cylindrical shells dominate variations in field strength.
Fluxon Modeling of Low-Beta Plasmas
To correct the variation of the zero points in V and I over the mosaic, the ”correction maps” established by Pietrzy´nski et al. (2004) were used.
The Araucaria Project. The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 55 from a Newly Discovered Abundant Cepheid Population
The quantum correction is of order O( β plus the quantum correction ∆Vµ∂ 2 q ) = O(β 2) = O(q−2) relative to the classical term.
Cosmological unification of string theories
Note that, although the exact form of higher (sub-leading) corrections is unknown, any correction which introduces dependence on τi only via V will not generate any new mass terms for τi .
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions