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Definition of incorrect adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    incorrect

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌɪnkəˈrekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkəˈrekt//
     
     
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  1. 1not accurate or true incorrect information/spelling His version of what happened is incorrect.
  2. 2speaking or behaving in a way that does not follow the accepted standards or rules
  3. opposite correct see also politically correct
    Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin incorrectus, from in- ‘not’ + correctus ‘made straight, amended’ (from the verb corrigere, from cor- ‘together’ + regere ‘guide’). Originally in the general sense ‘uncorrected’, the word was later applied specifically to a book containing many errors because it had not been corrected for the press; hence sense (2) (late 17th cent.).Extra examples a factually incorrect statement It’s technically incorrect to talk about bats ‘hearing’ things. Many of the figures were incorrect. Marks will be taken off for incorrect spellings. Your assumptions about my private life are incorrect.
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