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noun correction pronunciation in British 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 Minister was forced to issue a correction.

    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

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