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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcorrectioncor‧rec‧tion /kəˈrekʃən/ ●●○ noun  1 [countable]CORRECT a change made in something in order to make it right or better I just need to make a few corrections, and then we can send it to the printer.2 [uncountable] spokenWRONG/INCORRECT used to say that what you have just said is wrong and you want to change it That will basically cover 50 ... correction 60 percent of all charges.3 [uncountable]CORRECT the act of changing something in order to make it right or better Please hand in your papers for correction.4 [uncountable] old-fashioned punishment for people who have done something wrong or illegal
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correctionCorrections should be pencilled into the margins.After a correction, check roll attitude and balance.Some Wall Street analysts think that the high-flying networking stocks are due for a correction, but they are not unanimous.It just needs a few corrections before we can send it to the printer.That will basically cover fifty... correction eighty percent of all charges.Both geometric correction and image registration involve lengthy and time-consuming operations, taking several hours on a minicomputer.My essay was covered in corrections in red ink.Massachusetts closed its traditional, prison-like juvenile corrections institutions and moved its juvenile offenders into small, community-based group homes.Capitalism needed the house of correction, and somehow it magically came into being as a result.The consensus expected some sort of correction in the stock market, with prices moving higher later in the year.After all, a 30 percent correction in October 1987 had almost no impact on real economic growth.My Spanish teacher will point out errors, but we have to make the corrections ourselves.Unfortunately, this trim correction may not be correct when the model leaves the ground.make ... correctionsMake small corrections to achieve heading as necessary.The meeting was called to answer criticisms and make mid-course corrections.Edit: Make any corrections to the text.Either input the changes yourself, or have your editor make corrections directly on the computer.Though to be really professional she should make corrections in red as she did in the children's books.The only other study that made corrections for pyloric loss and duodenogastric reflux came to conclusions that are the same as ours.Ask them to compare their papers in pairs and to make any corrections they think are needed.And feminist psychologists are still predominantly concerned with making egalitarian corrections to traditional psychological theories, rather than working with their uncertainties.
From Longman Business Dictionarycorrectioncor‧rec‧tion /kəˈrekʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable] FINANCE a change in the prices on a financial market, usually when they fall quickly because they have been too high and are no longer related to the real condition of companies and the economyMarket watchers are expecting a stockmarket correction in February.The fall in equity prices in October 1987 may have been no more than a correction to the market. technical correction see also error correction
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