incorrect

  • 1incorrect — incorrect, e [ ɛ̃kɔrɛkt ] adj. • 1421; de 1. in et correct 1 ♦ Qui n est pas correct. Édition incorrecte. ⇒ fautif. Spécialt Qui enfreint les règles de l usage, en matière de langage. Terme incorrect. ⇒ impropre; incorrection. ♢ Qui n est pas… …

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  • 2Incorrect — In cor*rect , a. [L. incorrectus: cf. F. incorrect. See {In } not, and {Correct}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not correct; not according to a copy or model, or to established rules; inaccurate; faulty. [1913 Webster] The piece, you think, is incorrect.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3incorrect — incorrect, ecte (in ko rèkt , rè kt ; voy. CORRECT pour la prononciation de la finale) adj. Qui n est pas correct. Cette édition est fort incorrecte. Style incorrect. Dessin incorrect.    Il se dit aussi des personnes. Écrivain, auteur incorrect …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4Incorrect — means to not be correct and may also refer to:* Politically incorrect * Incorrectly formatted data, a computer erroree also* Correctness * Anomalously numbered roads in Great Britain * Disputes in English grammar (Incorrect… …

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  • 5Incorrect — (v. lat.), fehlerhaft; daher Incorrectheit, Fehlerhaftigkeit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 6Incorrect — Incorrect, Incorrectheit, lat. dtsch., das Gegentheil von correct, s. d …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 7incorrect — I adjective amiss, awry, erring, erroneous, fallacious, false, falsus, faulty, flawed, imperfect, imprecise, improbus, improper, inaccurate, inappropriate, inexact, miscalculated, misconstrued, misfigured, misjudged, misleading, mistaken,… …

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  • 8incorrect — (adj.) early 15c., uncorrected, from L. incorrectus uncorrected, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + correctus (see CORRECT (Cf. correct)). Sense of not in good style is from 1670s; that of factually wrong, erroneous, inaccurate is from 1610s… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9incorrect — [adj] wrong counterfactual, erroneous, false, faulty, flawed, imprecise, improper, inaccurate, inappropriate, inexact, mistaken, not trustworthy, out*, specious, unfitting, unreliable, unseemly, unsound, unsuitable, untrue, way off*, wide of the… …

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  • 10incorrect — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not in accordance with fact or standards; wrong. DERIVATIVES incorrectly adverb incorrectness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11incorrect — [in΄kə rekt′] adj. [ME < L incorrectus] not correct; specif., a) improper b) untrue; inaccurate; wrong; faulty incorrectly adv. incorrectness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 12incorrect — adj. 1) incorrect in 2) incorrect to + inf. (it s incorrect to say that he is a good administrator) * * * [ˌɪnkə rekt] incorrect in incorrect to + inf. (it s incorrect to say that he is a good administrator) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13incorrect — [[t]ɪ̱nkəre̱kt[/t]] 1) ADJ: oft it v link ADJ to inf Something that is incorrect is wrong and untrue. He denied that his evidence about the telephone call was incorrect... People often have incorrect information about food. Derived words:… …

    English dictionary

  • 14INCORRECT — ECTE. adj. Qui n est pas correct. Cette édition est fort incorrecte. Style incorrect. Dessin incorrect. Figure incorrecte.   Il se dit aussi D un écrivain dont le style n est pas correct, d un artiste dont la manière est incorrecte. Écrivain,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 15incorrect — incorrectly, adv. incorrectness, n. /in keuh rekt /, adj. 1. not correct as to fact; inaccurate; wrong: an incorrect statement. 2. improper, unbecoming, or inappropriate: incorrect behavior; incorrect attire. 3. not correct in form, use, or… …

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  • 16incorrect — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin incorrectus, from in + correctus correct Date: 15th century 1. obsolete not corrected or chastened 2. a. inaccurate, faulty < an incorrect transcription > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17incorrect — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ consider sth ADVERB ▪ absolutely (esp. AmE), completely, entirely (esp. AmE), quite …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18incorrect — /ɪnkəˈrɛkt / (say inkuh rekt) adjective 1. not correct as to fact: an incorrect statement. 2. improper: incorrect behaviour. 3. not correct in form or manner: an incorrect copy. –incorrectly, adverb –incorrectness, noun …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 19incorrect — in|cor|rect [ˌınkəˈrekt] adj 1.) not correct or true ▪ The information you gave us was incorrect. 2.) not following the rules of polite or fair behaviour = ↑impolite ▪ It would be incorrect of me to comment. &GT;incorrectly adv ▪ Sorry, you&#8230; …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20incorrect — adjective 1) an incorrect answer Syn: wrong, erroneous, in error, mistaken, inaccurate, imprecise, wide of the mark, off target; untrue, false, fallacious; informal out, way out 2) incorrect behavior Syn …

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