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."

Primary Meanings of correction

1.
n
the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
2.
n
the act of punishing
3.
n
a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
Full Definitions of correction
1

n the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right

Synonyms:
rectification
Types:
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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 or 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
Type of:
improvement
the act of improving something

n a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure

Synonyms:
fudge factor
Type of:
indefinite quantity
an estimated quantity

n something substituted for an error

Types:
erasure
a correction made by erasing
Type of:
editing, redaction
putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form

n treatment of a specific defect

“the correction of his vision with eye glasses”
Types:
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
Type of:
therapy
(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
2

n the act of punishing

Synonyms:
discipline
Types:
spanking
the act of slapping on the buttocks
Type of:
penalisation, penalization, penalty, punishment
the act of punishing

n a rebuke for making a mistake

Synonyms:
chastening, chastisement
Type of:
rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval
an act or expression of criticism and censure
3

n a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

“market runups are invariably followed by a correction
Type of:
dip, drop, fall, free fall
a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity

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