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English noun: correction

1. correction (act) the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right


Synonymsrectification


Broader (hypernym)improvement


Narrower (hyponym)amendment, compensation, emendation, recompense, redress, remediation, remedy, retribution

2. correction (quantity) a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure


Synonymsfudge factor


Broader (hypernym)indefinite quantity

3. correction (communication) something substituted for an error


Broader (hypernym)editing, redaction


Narrower (hyponym)erasure

4. correction (communication) a rebuke for making a mistake


Synonymschastening, chastisement


Broader (hypernym)rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval

5. correction (attribute) a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases


SamplesMarket runups are invariably followed by a correction.


Broader (hypernym)dip, drop, fall, free fall

6. correction (act) the act of punishing


SamplesThe offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received.


Synonymsdiscipline


Broader (hypernym)penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment


Narrower (hyponym)spanking

7. correction (act) treatment of a specific defect


SamplesThe correction of his vision with eye glasses.


Broader (hypernym)therapy


Narrower (hyponym)fusion, spinal fusion









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