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Pronunciation:  ku'rekshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
  2. [n]  treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"
  3. [n]  the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
  4. [n]  something substituted for an error
  5. [n]  a rebuke for making a mistake
  6. [n]  a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure

CORRECTION is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: chastening, chastisement, discipline, fudge factor, rectification
 See Also: amendment, compensation, editing, emendation, erasure, fusion, improvement, indefinite quantity, penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment, rebuke, recompense, redaction, redress, remediation, remedy, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, retribution, spanking, spinal fusion, therapy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cor*rec"tion\ (k?r-r?k"sh?n), n. [L. correctio: cf.
F. correction.]
1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was
   wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as
   of an erroneous statement.

         The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of
         God's word, and other scandalouss vices. --Strype.

2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is
   intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment;
   discipline; chastisement.

         Correction and instruction must both work Ere this
         rude beast will profit.               --Shak.

3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong;
   an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should
   be set in the margin.

4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what
   is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the
   correction of acidity in the stomach.

5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as,
   chronometer correction; compass correction.

{Correction line} (Surv.), a parallel used as a new base line
   in laying out township in the government lands of the
   United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a
   correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of
   meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships
   must be squares.

{House of correction}, a house where disorderly persons are
   confined; a bridewell.

{Under correction}, subject to correction; admitting the
   possibility of error.

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