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adjective     correct pronunciation in American English
  1. 1
    right according to the facts, with no mistakes

    The first person to give the correct answer wins the contest.

    Make sure you use the correct address.

    1. a.
      right according to your opinion or judgment of a situation

      If my calculations are correct, we should arrive in exactly 17 minutes.

      a correct diagnosis

    2. b.
      right according to the established rules or ways of doing something
  2. 2
    [not usually before noun] behaving in a way that is considered socially right or polite

    My father was always very formal and correct.

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They refused, quite correctly, to give us this information.



to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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