cor·rec·tion /kəˈrɛkʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices. --Strype.
2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
Correction and instruction must both work
Ere this rude beast will profit. --Shak.
3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.
4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.
Correction line Surv., a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares.
House of correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell.
Under correction, subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.
n 1: the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake;
setting right [syn: rectification]
2: a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase
the accuracy of a scientific measure [syn: fudge factor]
3: something substituted for an error
4: a rebuke for making a mistake [syn: chastening, chastisement]
5: a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a
period of increases; "market runups are invariably
followed by a correction"
6: the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh
discipline they received" [syn: discipline]
7: treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his
vision with eye glasses"