Meaning of 'correction'

Find the meaning of the word ‘correction’

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Meaning of ‘correction’

7 definitions found.



the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake

Synonyms: rectification


treatment of a specific defect

Example: "The correction of vision with eye glasses improves many lives."


the act of punishing

Synonyms: punishment penalty penalization penalisation discipline


a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

Example: "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"


something substituted for an error


a rebuke for making a mistake

Synonyms: chastisement chastening


a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure

Synonyms: fudge factor

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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