Meaning of overcorrection

o•ver•cor•rec•tion

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-ku-rek'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. correction beyond what is needed or customary, esp. when leading to error; overadjustment: The pilot made an overcorrection for headwinds.
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