Meaning of “incorrect” in the English Dictionary

"incorrect" in British English

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incorrectadjective

uk /ˌɪn.kərˈekt/ us /ˌɪn.kəˈrekt/

B1 not correct or not true:

an incorrect answer/diagnosis
The assumptions made about the economy's rate of growth proved to be incorrect.

not acceptable or not as it should be:

It's incorrect to address people by their first names at these formal events.
incorrect grammar
incorrectly
adverb uk /ˌɪn.kərˈekt.li/ us /ˌɪn.kəˈrekt.li/

For many years the sculpture was incorrectly thought to be by Donatello.

(Definition of “incorrect” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incorrect" in American English

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incorrectadjective

us /ˌɪn·kəˈrekt/

not correct; not accurate:

He charged that the news story was factually incorrect and demanded an apology.
incorrectly
adverb us /ˌɪn·kəˈrekt·li/

For each question on the test that is answered incorrectly, you will lose two points.

(Definition of “incorrect” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)