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



    BrE BrE//kəˈrektnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrektnəs//
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  1. 1the quality of being accurate or true, without any mistakes synonym accuracy You must check the correctness of HTML coding manually. opposite incorrectness
  2. 2the quality of being right and suitable, so that something is done as it should be done synonym appropriateness The correctness of this decision may be doubted.
  3. 3care in the way that you speak or behave so that you follow the accepted standards or rules There is a difference between clarity and correctness, though the two are often confused. opposite incorrectness see also political correctness

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