What is correction?

  • (noun): A rebuke for making a mistake.
    Synonyms: chastening, chastisement
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "correction":

  • (noun): The act of punishing.
    Synonyms: discipline
  • (noun): Treatment of a specific defect.
    Example: "The correction of his vision with eye glasses"
  • (noun): A drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases.
    Example: "Market runups are invariably followed by a correction"
  • (noun): Something substituted for an error.
  • (noun): A quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure.
    Synonyms: fudge factor
  • (noun): The act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right.
    Synonyms: rectification

Famous quotes containing the word correction:

    Shakespeare, with an improved education and in a more enlightened age, might easily have attained the purity and correction of Racine; but nothing leads one to suppose that Racine in a barbarous age would have attained the grandeur, force and nature of Shakespeare.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    There are always those who are willing to surrender local self-government and turn over their affairs to some national authority in exchange for a payment of money out of the Federal Treasury. Whenever they find some abuse needs correction in their neighborhood, instead of applying the remedy themselves they seek to have a tribunal sent on from Washington to discharge their duties for them, regardless of the fact that in accepting such supervision they are bartering away their freedom.
    Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)