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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 under correction

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cor·rec·tion n.
 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.