More definitions of "correction":
- (noun): The act of punishing.
- (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.
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 (17171797)
“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 (18721933)