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Meaning of “incorrect” in the English Dictionary

"incorrect" in British English

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incorrectadjective

uk   /ˌɪn.kərˈekt/  us   /-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 toaddresspeople by ​their first ​names at these ​formalevents. incorrect ​grammar
incorrectly
adverb uk   us   /-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 ​newsstory 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)
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