Definitions of correction

  1. a rebuke for making a mistake
  2. a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
  3. treatment of a specific defect; " the correction of his vision with eye glasses"
  4. the act of punishing; " the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"
  5. something substituted for an error
  6. a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; " market runups are invariably followed by a correction"
  7. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
  8. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
  9. 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.
  10. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
  11. The act of pointing out mistakes; the act of changing something wrong and making it right; that which is put in the place of something wrong; reproof.
  12. Amendment: punishment.
  13. Act of correcting; amendment; punishment.
  14. The act of correcting; rectification; amendment; improvement; punishment.
  15. The act of correcting; amendment; punishment; discipline; counteraction; critical notice; animadversion. House of Correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined.
  16. The act of correcting; amendment; punishment.