Correctness Cor*rect"ness, n. The state or quality of being correct; as, the correctness of opinions or of manners; correctness of taste; correctness in writing or speaking; the correctness of a text or copy.

Syn: Accuracy; exactness; precision; propriety. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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