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[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.


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