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Dictionary definition for: Correction

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

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

3. (n) something substituted for an error

4. (n) a rebuke for making a mistake

5. (n) a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

6. (n) the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

7. (n) treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"

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