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correction

noun
     
cor‧rec‧tion
1 [countable] 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] spoken used to say that what you have just said is wrong and you want to change it:
That will basically cover fifty...correction sixty percent of all charges.
3 [uncountable] 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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