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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Correction  \Cor*rec"tion\  (k?r-r?k"sh?n),  n.  [L.  correctio:  cf 
  F.  correction.] 
  1.  The  act  of  correcting,  or  making  that  right  which  was 
  wrong  change  for  the  better;  amendment;  rectification,  as 
  of  an  erroneous  statement. 
 
  The  due  correction  of  swearing,  rioting,  neglect  of 
  God's  word  and  other  scandalouss  vices.  --Strype. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  reproving  or  punishing,  or  that  which  is 
  intended  to  rectify  or  to  cure  faults;  punishment; 
  discipline;  chastisement. 
 
  Correction  and  instruction  must  both  work  Ere  this 
  rude  beast  will  profit.  --Shak. 
 
  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  line}  (Surv.),  a  parallel  used  as  a  new  base  line 
  in  laying  out  township  in  the  government  lands  of  the 
  United  States.  The  adoption  at  certain  intervals  of  a 
  correction  line  is  necessitated  by  the  convergence  of  of 
  meridians,  and  the  statute  requirement  that  the  townships 
  must  be  squares. 
 
  {House  of  correction},  a  house  where  disorderly  persons  are 
  confined;  a  bridewell. 
 
  {Under  correction},  subject  to  correction;  admitting  the 
  possibility  of  error. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  correction 
  n  1:  the  act  of  offering  an  improvement  to  replace  a  mistake 
  [syn:  {correcting},  {rectification}] 
  2:  a  quantity  that  is  added  or  subtracted  in  order  to  increase 
  the  accuracy  of  a  scientific  measure  [syn:  {fudge  factor}] 
  3:  something  substituted  for  an  error 
  4:  a  rebuke  for  making  a  mistake  [syn:  {chastening},  {chastisement}] 
  5:  the  act  of  punishing;  "the  offenders  deserved  the  harsh 
  discipline  they  received"  [syn:  {discipline}] 
  6:  treatment  of  a  specific  defect;  "the  correction  of  his 
  vision  with  eye  glasses" 




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