correction
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action or an instance of correcting: as a. amendment, rectification b. rebuke, punishment c. a bringing into conformity with a standard d. neutralization, counteraction <
correction of acidity
>
2. a decline in market price or business activity following and counteracting a rise 3. a. something substituted in place of what is wrong <
marking corrections on the students' papers
>
b. a quantity applied by way of correcting (as for adjustment of an instrument) 4. the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders through a program involving penal custody, parole, and probation; also the administration of such treatment as a matter of public policy — usually used in plural • correctional adjective

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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 — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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