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a software feature that automatically replaces a word in a word-processed document, text message, spreadsheet, or search box, or suggests an alternative word, if the word does not appear in a built-in dictionary.
to correct by use of this built-in dictionary:
I typed ‘foluw’, and it autocorrected to ‘follow’.
Contemporary Examples

Note that the software in question is slightly different from AutoCorrect.
The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type Michael Keller July 15, 2013

With AutoCorrect, a user types a word, and halfway through the software will guess at what it thinks the person means.
The Apple ‘Kill List’: What Your iPhone Doesn’t Want You to Type Michael Keller July 15, 2013


an automatic feature in software that corrects common spelling and capitalization errors, and can replace certain designated characters with special symbols

Word Origin

auto(matic) + correct(ion)
Usage Note



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