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

 cor·rec·tion /kəˈrɛkʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cor·rec·tion /kəˈrɛkʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"