[oh-ver-kuh-rek-shuh n] /ˌoʊ vər kəˈrɛk ʃən/
beyond what is needed or customary, especially when leading to error; overadjustment:
The pilot made an overcorrection for headwinds.
1828, from over- + correction.
overcorrection o·ver·cor·rec·tion (ō’vər-kə-rěk’shən)
An adjustment that surpasses a set criterion, especially of a desired behavior.
adverb 1. not transacted through an organized securities exchange; directly to the buyer or from the seller: He sold his stocks over the counter. 2. Pharmacology. without a doctor’s prescription but within the law. [koun-ter] /ˈkaʊn tər/ noun 1. a table or display case on which goods can be shown, business transacted, etc. 2. (in […]
[kred-it] /ˈkrɛd ɪt/ noun 1. commendation or honor given for some action, quality, etc.: Give credit where it is due. 2. a source of pride or honor: You are a credit to your school. 3. the ascription or acknowledgment of something as due or properly attributable to a person, institution, etc.: She got a screen […]
[krej-uh-luh s] /ˈkrɛdʒ ə ləs/ adjective 1. willing to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence; gullible. 2. marked by or arising from : a credulous rumor. /ˈkrɛdjʊləs/ adjective 1. tending to believe something on little evidence 2. arising from or characterized by credulity: credulous beliefs adj. 1570s, from Latin credulus […]
[oh-ver-krit-i-kuh l] /ˈoʊ vərˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. excessively ; hypercritical.