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noun     correction pronunciation in American English
/kəˈrekʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a change that makes something correct or accurate
    make a correction:

    I’ve made a few small corrections in your essay.

    issue/publish a correction:

    The State Department was forced to issue a correction.

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the action of changing something in order to make it correct or accurate

      some factual errors that need correction

    2. b.
      [uncountable] spoken used for telling people that you are correcting what you just said

      The time is 11:28. Correction, 11:38.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of changing something in order to solve a problem or produce the right result
    correction of:

    correction of sight problems by lenses or surgery

    automatic correction of the flight path

  3. 3
    [countable] business a fall in values on the stock market following a period when values have risen very fast
  4. 5
    [countable/uncountable] old-fashioned punishment for doing something wrong or illegal
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