verb (used with object)
to set or make true, accurate, or right; remove the errors or faults from:
The native guide corrected our pronunciation. The new glasses corrected his eyesight.
to point out or mark the errors in:
The teacher corrected the examination papers.
to scold, rebuke, or punish in order to improve:
Should parents correct their children in public?
to counteract the operation or effect of (something hurtful or undesirable):
The medication will correct stomach acidity.
Mathematics, Physics. to alter or adjust so as to bring into accordance with a standard or with a required condition.
verb (used without object)
to make a or corrections.
(of stock prices) to reverse a trend, especially temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.
conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate:
a correct answer.
in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper:
characterized by or adhering to a liberal or progressive ideology on matters of ethnicity, religion, sexuality, ecology, etc.: Is it environmentally correct to buy a real Christmas tree?
Most of the judges in this district have correct political views.
to make free from errors
to indicate the errors in
to rebuke or punish in order to set right or improve: to correct a child, to stand corrected
to counteract or rectify (a malfunction, ailment, etc): these glasses will correct your sight
to adjust or make conform, esp to a standard
free from error; true; accurate: the correct version
in conformity with accepted standards: correct behaviour
mid-14c., “to set right, rectify” (a fault or error), from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere “to put straight, reduce to order, set right;” in transferred use, “to reform, amend,” especially of speech or writing, from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + regere “to lead straight, rule” (see regal). Originally of persons; with reference to writing, etc., attested from late 14c. Related: Corrected; correcting.
1670s, from French correct “right, proper,” from Latin correctus (see correct (v.)). Related: Correctly; correctness.
correct cor·rect (kə-rěkt’)
v. cor·rect·ed, cor·rect·ing, cor·rects
To remove, remedy, or counteract something, such as a malfunction or defect. adj.
Free from error or fault; true or accurate.
see: stand corrected
noun, Optics. 1. . noun, Optics. 1. a thin lens used to correct incoming light rays in special forms of reflecting telescopes.
Based on Internal Translator (IT). [Sammet 1969, p. 139]. (1994-11-30)
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