1. [ noun ] the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
Synonyms: rectification correcting
Related terms: improvement amendment redress retribution recompense emendation correct reform
2. [ noun ] (writing) something substituted for an error
Related terms: editing erasure
3. [ noun ] (mathematics) a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
Synonyms: fudge_factor
Related terms: indefinite_quantity
4. [ noun ] a rebuke for making a mistake
Synonyms: chastisement chastening
Related terms: rebuke chastize
5. [ noun ] the act of punishing
Synonyms: discipline

"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

Related terms: punishment spanking discipline
6. [ noun ] a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases

"market runups are invariably followed by a correction"

Related terms: drop
7. [ noun ] (medicine) treatment of a specific defect

"the correction of his vision with eye glasses"

Related terms: therapy fusion
Similar spelling:   corrections