Correction
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. [1913 Webster]

The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices. --Strype. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement. [1913 Webster]

Correction and instruction must both work Ere this rude beast will profit. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach. [1913 Webster]

5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • correction — [ kɔrɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; lat. correctio I ♦ Action de corriger. 1 ♦ Vx Action de corriger, de changer en mieux, de ramener à la règle. ⇒ amélioration, amendement, perfectionnement, réforme. La correction des fautes, des abus. La correction… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • correction — CORRECTION. s. fém. Action de corriger. Cela mérite correction. Légère correction. Sévère correction. Rudecorrection. f♛/b] Il se dit Des choses morales et politiques. La correction des défauts. La correction des abus. Cela a besoin de correction …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • correction — Correction. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on corrige. Il se dit des choses morales & politiques. Correction des defauts. correction des abus. cela a besoin de correction. correction d un mauvais usage. correction des moeurs. correction des erreurs …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Correction — may refer to: An 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… …   Wikipedia

  • correction — mid 14c., action of correcting, from O.Fr. correccion (13c.) correction, amendment; punishment, rebuke, from L. correctionem (nom. correctio), noun of action from correct , pp. stem of corrigere (see CORRECT (Cf. correct)). Meaning chastisement… …   Etymology dictionary

  • correction — cor·rec·tion n 1: a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise 2: the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation often used in pl.… …   Law dictionary

  • Correction — (v. lat.), 1) Berichtigung, Besserung, Zurückbringung auf eine Norm, so C. des Barometerstandes, s. u. Barometer; 2) Correction der Gewässer, die Regulirung der Ufer u. Betten von Gewässern nach den von der Natur hierbei vorgeschriebenen Gesetzen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • correction — [n1] adjustment; fixing alteration, amelioration, amending, amendment, changing, editing, emendation, improvement, indemnification, mending, modification, rectification, redress, reexamination, remodeling, repair, reparation, rereading, revisal,… …   New thesaurus

  • correction — Correction, Emendatio, Correctio. Correction d une escriture, Notae …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Correction — action to eliminate a detected nonconformity (p. 3.6.6 ISO 9000:2005). Источник …   Словарь-справочник терминов нормативно-технической документации

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