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adjective correct pronunciation in American English /kəˈrekt/
  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.
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    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
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    2. b.
      right according to the established rules or ways of doing something
      a grammatically correct sentence
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  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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She guessed my age correctly.
They refused, quite correctly, to give us this information.
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