Correction definition

kə-rĕkshən
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The act or process of correcting.
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The treatment of offenders through a system of penal incarceration, rehabilitation, parole, and probation, or the administrative system by which these are effectuated.
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A change that corrects a mistake; change from wrong to right, or from abnormal to normal; emendation; rectification.
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Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve.
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A correcting or being corrected.
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A temporary decline in stock-market activity or prices following a period of increases.
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The amount of change made in correcting.
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Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault.

Made corrections in the report.

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An amount or quantity added or subtracted in order to correct.
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The definition of a correction is a change that fixes a mistake, or a punishment to correct a fault.

An example of a correction is changing the answer of 2 + 2 from 5 to 4.

An example of a correction is sending someone to jail for stealing.

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The act or process of correcting.
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An amount or quantity added or subtracted in order to correct.
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The treatment of offenders through a system of penal incarceration, rehabilitation, parole, and probation, or the administrative system by which these are effectuated.
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Something offered or substituted for a mistake or fault.

Made corrections in the report.

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A temporary decline in stock-market activity or prices following a period of increases.
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Punishment intended to rehabilitate or improve.
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(finance) A sudden, usually short-term decline, as in the stock market, following a rapid or dramatic rise in prices.
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Punishment or scolding to correct faults.
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Punishment and rehabilitation within a prison system.
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The movement of a stock or market to lower levels (often 10 percent or more) after the market or stock has been at unrealistically high levels. Gains from the too-high period are erased. Although a market may correct, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the long-term upward trend is broken. While the term is usually applied to falling markets, it is possible to have an upward correction that breaks a downward trend. In technical analysis, a correction is a short-term movement, either up or down, that is contrary to the dominant price trend. However, correction often is used in a more generic sense to refer to a market that has fallen, regardless of the principles of technical analysis.
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The act of correcting.
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An amount or quantity of something added or subtracted so as to correct.
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A decline in a stock market price after a large rise.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
correction
Plural:
corrections

Origin of correction

  • From Old French correccion (French correction), from Latin corrēctiō.

    From Wiktionary