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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
correction fluid
▪ Make small corrections to achieve heading as necessary.
▪ The smaller correction could take too long.
▪ Horowitz's Barber I would like to point out a small correction for your readers.
▪ This means a number of small corrections to achieve a performance change in terms of either Pitch or Roll attitudes.
▪ Dictionary look-up methods give impressive error correction but require much greater storage and computation.
▪ The protocol incorporates yet another type of error correction and aspects of handling files.
▪ A licence agreement may specifically prohibit error correction so that all this provision does is to raise a presumption in favour of the lawful user.
▪ This is another interesting theoretical point, but probably of little consequence as far as error correction is concerned.
▪ This gives a total of 16 out of 36 which could be solved using standard error correction algorithms.
▪ The dictionary method gives much greater error correction performance, with greater storage requirements and computational cost.
▪ It doesn't have error correction or data compression and for £249, I'd expect these features to be standard.
▪ Such errors were studied, along with traditional error correction techniques.
▪ A correction factor was then applied, as before, to gross up for the entire Scotch Whisky industry.
▪ Finally the relevant torque correction factor is found from Table 5.2.
▪ And feminist psychologists are still predominantly concerned with making egalitarian corrections to traditional psychological theories, rather than working with their uncertainties.
▪ The meeting was called to answer criticisms and make mid-course corrections.
▪ Check heading when compass has stabilised. 8. Make small corrections to achieve heading as necessary.
▪ Ask them to compare their papers in pairs and to make any corrections they think are needed.
▪ The only other study that made corrections for pyloric loss and duodenogastric reflux came to conclusions that are the same as ours.
▪ Edit: Make any corrections to the text.
▪ Though to be really professional she should make corrections in red as she did in the children's books.
▪ I can't solve this by confessing that I didn't call Chuck Huckelberry in time to make a correction.
▪ A person may develop bad habits that need correction.
▪ A decreasing number of self-corrections, showing that unconsciously made miscues are often semantically acceptable and do not need correction.
▪ Capitalism needed the house of correction, and somehow it magically came into being as a result.
▪ If the original statement requires correction it is presumably necessary to seek leave to amend although the rules are silent on this.
▪ Occasionally this requires specific correction - for example, with an n-methyl d-aspartate receptor blocker such as ketamine.
▪ Any means of correction may be used but all corrections should be neat and unobtrusive.
▪ So - in controlled airspace, on airways, for example, use the 30 degree correction for 5° off track.
▪ This gives a total of 16 out of 36 which could be solved using standard error correction algorithms.
▪ A posting error can be corrected by using a correction or void key. 7.
▪ Additional information can often be used to increase correction accuracy and speed, for example by studying the sources of errors.
Corrections should be pencilled into the margins.
▪ It just needs a few corrections before we can send it to the printer.
▪ My essay was covered in corrections in red ink.
▪ My Spanish teacher will point out errors, but we have to make the corrections ourselves.
▪ That will basically cover fifty... correction eighty percent of all charges.
▪ After a correction, check roll attitude and balance.
▪ After all, a 30 percent correction in October 1987 had almost no impact on real economic growth.
▪ Both geometric correction and image registration involve lengthy and time-consuming operations, taking several hours on a minicomputer.
▪ Capitalism needed the house of correction, and somehow it magically came into being as a result.
▪ Massachusetts closed its traditional, prison-like juvenile corrections institutions and moved its juvenile offenders into small, community-based group homes.
▪ Some Wall Street analysts think that the high-flying networking stocks are due for a correction, but they are not unanimous.
▪ The consensus expected some sort of correction in the stock market, with prices moving higher later in the year.
▪ Unfortunately, this trim correction may not be correct when the model leaves the ground.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Correction \Cor*rec"tion\ (k?r-r?k"sh?n), n. [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]

  1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.

    The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices.

  2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.

    Correction and instruction must both work Ere this rude beast will profit.

  3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.

  4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.

  5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.

    Correction line (Surv.), a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares.

    House of correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell.

    Under correction, subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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.


n. 1 The act of correcting. 2 A substitution for an error or mistake. 3 punishment that is intended to rehabilitate an offender. 4 An amount or quantity of something added or subtracted so as to correct. 5 A decline in a stock market price after a large rise.

  1. n. the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right [syn: rectification]

  2. a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure [syn: fudge factor]

  3. something substituted for an error

  4. a rebuke for making a mistake [syn: chastening, chastisement]

  5. a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

  6. the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received" [syn: discipline]

  7. treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"


Correction may refer to:

  • A euphemism for punishment
  • Correction (newspaper), the posting of a notice of a mistake in a past issue of a newspaper
  • Correction (stock market), in financial markets, a short-term price decline
  • Correction (novel), a 1975 novel by Thomas Bernhard
Correction (newspaper)

A correction in a newspaper is usually the posting of the notice of a typographical error or mistake that appeared in a past issue of a newspaper. Usually, a correction notice appears in its own column.

Newspapers usually have specific policies for readers to report factual errors. Usually, it involves the reader contacting an editor (either by phone or in-person visit), pointing out the mistake and providing the correct information. Sometimes, an editor or affected reporter will be asked to refer to a note or press release to determine how the mistake was made.

A correction differs from a clarification, which clears up a statement that — while factually correct — may result in a misunderstanding or an unfair assumption.

Most corrections are the result of reporting errors or typographical mistakes, although sometimes the newspaper was provided incorrect information.

Correction (novel)

Correction is a novel by Thomas Bernhard, originally published in German in 1975, and first published in English translation in 1979 by Alfred A. Knopf.

Correction’s set is a garret in the middle of an Austrian forest, described by the narrator as the "thought dungeon" in which the main character, Roithamer, will pursue his project of constructing an extraordinary habitation, the Cone, as a present for his beloved sister. Roithamer is deeply attached to his sister; this does not, however, prevent his provoking her death, which occurs on the very day that she moves into this conic house that he has built for her with formidable effort, in the Kobernausser forest. Roithamer has unwittingly killed his sister by forcing her to inhabit a house that was completely contrary to her own nature.

Usage examples of "correction".

Muravieff has performed in achieving a level of quality education for the inmates at Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility, and because he feels she has contributed substantially to the lowest rate of recidivism for a corrections facility in the state and one of the lowest rates in the nation, because Victoria Bannister Muravieff has set a standard for community service under the most difficult of conditions, with a selfless disregard for her own situation and a commitment to the rehabilitation of people the rest of us have given up on long ago, the governor has decided to commute her sentence to time served.

A couple of guys from the Bureau of Corrections brought Ellis Alves wearing leg irons and handcuffs into the room and sat him in a chair with a great view out the picture window of places he might never visit.

Come completely off the brakes for an instant, make your steering correction, straighten the wheel again then continue cadence braking till stopped.

His hands and arms and much of his face were stained red from sawing at brazilwood, so that he looked more like a murderer than a penitent in a house of correction.

Setisia read over the notes, and politely suggested one or two corrections, while complementing the clerk on his ability to write down so much with such speed and in such detail.

Now, there were too many dwarfs and trolls - no, mental correction, the city had been enriched by vibrant, growing communities of dwarfs and trolls - and there was more yes, call it venom in the air.

With the ship turned around for course correction, he could see the Moon glowing with Earthshine, and a bright crescent so thin it was almost a hair.

The most gentle correction provokes an immediate tumult, and the rash magistrate, who presumes to censure or restrain his seditious subjects, seldom escapes alive from their revenge.

It was not in the nature of the Counts of Poitou to tolerate in their provinces prelates who seemed likely to wander from their diocesan concerns into secular affairs, or offer correction to the ducal house Count Guillaume, whose talent for broilsomeness was unsurpassed by that of any of his predecessors, had opposed with violence the election of certain bishops in his domains whom he suspected of obstructing his own freehearted enterprise.

A man like Danglars was wholly inaccessible to any gentler method of correction.

Its adoption upon our present Gregorian calendar would only require the suppression of the usual bissextile once in every 128 years, and there would be no necessity for any further correction, as the error is so insignificant that it would not amount to a day in 100,000 years.

In the Protestant states of Germany the Julian calendar was adhered to till the year 1700, when it was decreed by the diet of Regensburg that the new style and the Gregorian correction of the intercalation should be adopted.

The article closed with a police spokesman-- correction, spokesperson--making some remarks about the dangers of jaywalking, especially in the early-morning darkness.

Every so often a black-uniformed, two-man foot patrol from the Litz Department of Correction would stroll past.

Below the stripe were the letters LDC, the Litz Department of Correction.