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English definition of “correction”

correction

noun (PUNISHMENT)    /kəˈrek.ʃən/
[U] old-fashioned punishment of a type that is intended to improve bad behaviourPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating corrections [plural] US formal the set of methods available for punishing and treating people who have committed crimes: a corrections officerPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
(Definition of correction noun (PUNISHMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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