correction

When you fix a mistake, you make a correction, a change that rights a wrong. When you correct a misspelled word, you’ve made a correction. Well done! Correction also applies to punishment, which is another way to right a wrong.

A correction is an improvement or a revision when there's something that needs to be fixed. Newspapers issue corrections for previously printed errors, and a poorly written law might get the correction it needs after voters choose to amend it. Sometimes correction is also used to mean "punishment or discipline," and a correction or correctional facility is another word for jail. Correction can also mean "a drop in the value of a stock that was artificially high."

Definitions of correction
  1. noun
    the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
    synonyms: rectification
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    redress, remediation, remedy
    act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    retribution
    the act of correcting for your wrongdoing
    compensation, recompense
    the act of compensating for service, loss, or injury
    amendment
    the act of amending or correcting
    emendation
    a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing
    salve
    anything that remedies or heals or soothes
    indemnification
    an act of compensation for actual loss or damage or for trouble and annoyance
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    improvement
    the act of improving something
  2. noun
    a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
    synonyms: fudge factor
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    indefinite quantity
    an estimated quantity
  3. noun
    something substituted for an error
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    erasure
    a correction made by erasing
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    editing, redaction
    putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
  4. noun
    treatment of a specific defect
    “the correction of his vision with eye glasses”
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    fusion, spinal fusion
    correction of an unstable part of the spine by joining two or more vertebrae; usually done surgically but sometimes done by traction or immobilization
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    therapy
    (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
  5. noun
    the act of punishing
    synonyms: discipline
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    spanking
    the act of slapping on the buttocks
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    penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment, sanction
    the act of punishing
  6. noun
    a rebuke for making a mistake
    synonyms: chastening, chastisement
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    rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval
    an act or expression of criticism and censure
  7. noun
    a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
    “market runups are invariably followed by a correction
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    dip, drop, fall, free fall
    a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
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