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Meaning of “correction” in the English Dictionary

"correction" in British English

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correctionnoun

uk   us   /kəˈrek.ʃən/
  • correction noun (CHANGE)

B1 [C or U] a ​change made to something in ​order to ​correct or ​improve it, or the ​action of making such a ​change: She was ​disappointed to ​see her ​essayreturned with a ​hugenumber of corrections in ​redink. [C or U] specialized (also market correction) finance & economics a ​change in ​prices in a ​financialmarket, ​especially when they go down after a ​period of being too high in ​relation to the ​realsituation in a ​company, the ​economy, etc.: It ​looks like last week's correction is over and ​prices are going to go ​higher.

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  • correction noun (PUNISHMENT)

[U] old-fashioned punishment of a ​type that is ​intended to ​improvebadbehaviourcorrections [plural] US formal the set of ​methodsavailable for ​punishing and ​treatingpeople who have ​committed crimes: a corrections ​officer
(Definition of correction from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"correction" in American English

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correctionnoun [C/U]

 us   /kəˈrek·ʃən/
a ​change to make something ​right or ​correct, or the ​act of making such ​changes: [C] I made a ​number of corrections to the ​manuscript. [U] Several ​errors in this ​report need correction.
(Definition of correction from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"correction" in Business English

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correctionnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /kəˈrekʃən/
(also market correction) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​change in the ​prices in a ​financialmarket, especially when they go down after a ​period when they have been too high in relation to the ​realsituation in ​companies, the ​economy, etc.: It looks like last week's correction is over and ​prices are going to go ​higher.
the fact of making something, for ​example an ​amount or a ​calculation, more ​accurate: correction to sth No corrections to these ​figures will be ​allowed once the ​form has been ​submitted.
(Definition of correction from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “correction”
in Arabic تَصْحيح…
in Korean 정정…
in Portuguese correção…
in Catalan correcció…
in Japanese 訂正…
in Chinese (Simplified) 更正, 改正, 修改…
in Turkish düzeltme…
in Russian исправление…
in Chinese (Traditional) 更正, 改正, 修改…
in Italian correzione…
in Polish poprawka, poprawa…
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