correct - definition and synonyms


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  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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