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"correct" in British English

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correctadjective

uk   us   /kəˈrekt/
A2 in ​agreement with the ​truefacts or with what is ​generallyaccepted: a correct ​answer "Is that the correct ​spelling?" "I don't ​know - ​look it up in a ​dictionary." It's not correct todescribe them as "​students".formal "Your ​name is Angela ​Black?" "That is correct."
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B1 taking or ​showinggreatcare to ​behave or ​speak in a way that is ​generallyaccepted and ​approved of: He's very correct in his ​dress/​speech/​manner, isn't he?
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correctly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B1 Have I ​pronouncedyourname correctly?
correctness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
He ​speaks with such correctness (= ​care) that it sometimes ​sounds very ​formal.

correctverb [T]

uk   us   /kəˈrekt/
B2 to show or ​tell someone that something is ​wrong and to make it ​right: Students said it was ​helpful if the ​teacher corrected ​theirpronunciation. I have 30 ​homeworkassignments to correct. If a ​medicaltreatment corrects a ​particularcondition, it ​cures the ​condition or makes it ​easier to ​manage: glasses to correct ​poorvision a ​chair that corrects ​badposturecorrect me if I'm wrong but... said as a ​polite and ​slightlyformal way of ​disagreeing with someone: Correct me if I'm ​wrong, but I ​think we ​arranged the ​meeting for the 12 ​December.
(Definition of correct from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"correct" in American English

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correctadjective

 us   /kəˈrekt/
in ​agreement with the ​truefacts or with a ​generallyacceptedstandard: It’s ​yourresponsibility to ​see that ​yourtaxreturn is correct. Do you have the correct ​time? "Did you ​testify that you ​recognized this man?" "That’s correct."
correctly
adverb  us   /kəˈrekt·li/
Have I ​pronouncedyourname correctly?
correctness
noun [U]  us   /kəˈrekt·nəs/

correctverb [T]

 us   /kəˈrekt/
to show or ​fix what is ​wrong; make ​right: He ​knew she was ​mistaken but made no ​effort to correct her. It is the ​policy of this ​newspaper to correct ​errors of ​fact that ​appear in ​itsnewscolumns. Doctors can now use ​lasersurgery to correct ​certaineyeproblems.
(Definition of correct from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"correct" in Business English

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correctverb

uk   us   /kəˈrekt/
[I or T] if ​prices, ​values, etc. correct or correct themselves, they ​change and become more ​normal after a ​period of being too high, too ​low, etc.: The ​market is ​positioned to correct and that is what's ​happening. Experts believe this is merely a ​slowdown in the ​economy that will correct itself.
[T] to ​change an ​amount, a ​calculation, etc. in ​order to make it more ​accurate, by considering ​certain facts: These ​figures have been corrected to ​allow for ​inflationcorrect sth for sth The mid-year ​review did not correct the ​accounts for exchange-rate ​fluctuation.
(Definition of correct from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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