Correction

Definition of Correction

Cor`rec´tion   Pronunciation: k?r-r?k´sh?n
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.

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