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Definition of Correction


  1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
  2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
  3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.
  4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
  5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.

Correction Quotations

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A reform is a correction of abuses; a revolution is a transfer of power.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.
John Wooden

Beauty is about perception, not about make-up. I think the beginning of all beauty is knowing and liking oneself. You can't put on make-up, or dress yourself, or do you hair with any sort of fun or joy if you're doing it from a position of correction.
Kevyn Aucoin

God, who preferred the correction rather than the death of a sinner, did not desire that a homicide be punished by the exaction of another act of homicide.
Saint Ambrose
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Correction Translations

correction in German is Berichtigung, Korrektur
correction in Italian is riforma, emendazione
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