[kuh-rek-shuh n] /kəˈrɛk ʃən/

something that is substituted or proposed for what is wrong or inaccurate; emendation.
the act of .
punishment intended to reform, improve, or rehabilitate; chastisement; reproof.
Usually, corrections. the various methods, as incarceration, parole, and probation, by which society deals with convicted offenders.
a quantity applied or other adjustment made in order to increase accuracy, as in the use of an instrument or the solution of a problem:
A five degree correction will put the ship on course.
a reversal of the trend of stock prices, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in the previous trading sessions.
the act or process of correcting
something offered or substituted for an error; an improvement
the act or process of punishing; reproof
a number or quantity added to or subtracted from a scientific or mathematical calculation or observation to increase its accuracy

mid-14c., “action of correcting,” from Old French correccion (13c.) “correction, amendment; punishment, rebuke,” from Latin correctionem (nominative correctio), noun of action from past participle stem of corrigere (see correct (v.)). Meaning “chastisement” is from late 14c. Meaning “an instance of correction” is from 1520s. House of correction was in a royal statute from 1575.


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