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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcorrectivecor‧rec‧tive1 /kəˈrektɪv/ adjective [usually before noun]  CUREREPAIRintended to make something right or better again corrective surgerycorrective action/measures corrective measures to deal with the country’s serious economic decline
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correctivePutting things right, of course, is integral to quality improvement and this is where the corrective action teams come in.Monitoring the time and budget of each chunk allows us to identify problems and take corrective action.The report he submitted to his superiors accurately reflected the poor state of Volunteer morale and the need for immediate corrective action.This information could then be used by those controlling the production process to take appropriate corrective action.The growing crises of modernity are being met with corrective actions from a great many quarters.This book presents a lens through which to view the emergent corrective efforts so that their coherence might become more clear.The development of pub retailing has shown a corrective instinct for seeking to set a purpose built business in the right location.Doctors performed corrective surgery to restore his sight.corrective action/measuresAfter a careful diagnosis he is able to prescribe intelligently the best remedial or corrective measures.Off the gas, gentle steering correction; the vehicle responds admirably to corrective action.So why bother with corrective measures?The relatively continuous use of standard system outputs to determine the necessity for corrective action.The growing crises of modernity are being met with corrective actions from a great many quarters.They can see what difficulties have arisen in the past and what corrective measures were taken to prevent their recurrence.The effects of preventive and corrective measures will be monitored and the operation may be postponed until any problems have been resolved.
correctivecorrective2 noun [countable usually singular] formal  SOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMsomething that is intended to correct a fault or mistakecorrective to The biography is a useful corrective to the myths that have grown up around this man.
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correctiveIt is the astringent corrective, as well as the flavouring, for olive-oil-based dishes and fat meat.It may be that the best corrective to them arises from frequent interaction with a more benign reality.There was one solitary corrective to this gloomy picture.Physical examination of the books on the shelves is a valuable corrective to misinterpretations of the records.
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