Correction line
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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