Hypercorrection definition

hīpər-kə-rĕkshən
A construction or pronunciation produced by mistaken analogy with standard usage out of a desire to be correct, as in the substitution of I for me in on behalf of my parents and I.
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The production of such a construction or pronunciation.
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(linguis.) A nonstandard usage resulting from an overly conscious effort to avoid a grammatical error, as in the case of personal pronouns (Ex.: “between you and I”)
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(linguistics) The use of a nonstandard form due to a belief that it is more formal or more correct than the corresponding standard form.
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(linguistics) A nonstandard form so used.
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Noun

Singular:
hypercorrection
Plural:
hypercorrections

Origin of hypercorrection