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Definition 1: the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for correction in the sense of this definition

(correction is a kind of ...) the act of improving something

"their improvements increased the value of the property"

(... is a kind of correction ) act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

(... is a kind of correction ) the act of correcting for your wrongdoing

(... is a kind of correction ) the act of compensating for service or loss or injury

(... is a kind of correction ) the act of amending or correcting

(... is a kind of correction ) a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing

Definition 2: treatment of a specific defect - [noun denoting act]

Samples where correction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the correction of his vision with eye glasses

(correction is a kind of ...) (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

"the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury" "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested" "heat therapy gave the best relief"

(... is a kind of correction ) correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization

Definition 3: the act of disciplining - [noun denoting act]

Samples where correction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received

Synonyms for correction in the sense of this definition

(correction is a kind of ...) the act of punishing

(... is a kind of correction ) the act of slapping on the buttocks

"he gave the brat a good spanking"

Definition 4: a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where correction or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • market runups are invariably followed by a correction

(correction is a kind of ...) a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

"a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index" "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery" "a dip in prices" "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall"

Definition 5: a rebuke for making a mistake - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for correction in the sense of this definition

(correction is a kind of ...) an act or expression of criticism and censure

"he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face"

Definition 6: something substituted for an error - [noun denoting communication]

(correction is a kind of ...) putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

(... is a kind of correction ) a correction made by erasing

"there were many erasures in the typescript"

Definition 7: a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for correction in the sense of this definition

(correction is a kind of ...) an estimated quantity

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