Definition of correction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kəˈrekʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrekʃn//
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  1. 1[countable] a change that makes something more accurate than it was before I've made a few small corrections to your report. The paper had to publish a correction to the story.
  2. 2[uncountable] the act or process of correcting something There are some programming errors that need correction.
  3. 3[uncountable] (old-fashioned) punishment the correction of young offenders
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin correctio(n-), from corrigere ‘make straight, bring into order’, from cor- ‘together’ + regere ‘guide’.Extra examples I’ve got to make one or two small corrections to the text before it’s finished. Make any necessary corrections before the text is printed. Now is the time to make any course corrections. The work was returned the student for correction. These stock-market corrections were expected. in-flight course correction I’ve made a few small corrections to your report.
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