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Meaning of correction

cor•rec•tion

Pronunciation: (ku-rek'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. something that is substituted or proposed for what is wrong or inaccurate; emendation.
  2. the act of correcting.
  3. punishment intended to reform, improve, or rehabilitate; chastisement; reproof.
  4. Usually,the various methods, as incarceration, parole, and probation, by which society deals with convicted offenders.
  5. a quantity applied or other adjustment made in order to increase accuracy, as in the use of an instrument or the solution of a problem: A five degree correction will put the ship on course.
  6. a reversal of the trend of stock prices, esp. temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in the previous trading sessions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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