correction Definition

  • 1the action or process of correcting something
  • 2a change made to rectify an error or mistake

Using correction: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "correction" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The teacher made a correction to my spelling.

  • Example

    The stock market experienced a correction after a long period of growth.

  • Example

    The software update includes several corrections to bugs and glitches.

correction Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for correction

Phrases with correction

  • stand corrected

    admit that one was wrong about something


    I always thought the capital of Australia was Sydney, but I stand corrected - it's actually Canberra.

  • to fix or adjust something that is wrong or inaccurate


    Please make a correction to the spelling of my name on the form.

  • the avoidance of language or actions that may be considered to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against


    The comedian faced backlash for making jokes that were seen as insensitive and lacking in political correctness.


Summary: correction in Brief

The term 'correction' [kəˈrekʃn] refers to the action or process of fixing or adjusting something that is wrong or inaccurate. It can apply to various contexts, such as academic work, financial markets, and software development. Phrases like 'stand corrected' and 'make a correction' denote admitting mistakes and fixing errors, while 'political correction' refers to avoiding language or actions that may be considered discriminatory.

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