correction correction  /kə ˈrɛk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
  2. (n) a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
  3. (n) something substituted for an error
  4. (n) a rebuke for making a mistake
  5. (n) a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
  6. (n) the act of punishing
  7. (n) treatment of a specific defect

Usage(s):

  1. A media frenzy around a pending correction occurred that very same week, which demonstrates just how suggestible we are, as well as how short our attention spans can be.
  2. A correction to our October 21st story concerning the treatment of Taliban dead in southern Afghanistan.
  3. Dollhouse made an amazing mid-season creative course correction during its first run and surprised everyone by getting renewed.

News

  1. Correction to U.S. Stocks Story

    Correction to U.S. Stocks Story
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Correction to Airbus CEO Exchange Rate Interview

    Correction to Airbus CEO Exchange Rate Interview
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  3. Correction to Kroger Earnings Story

    Correction to Kroger Earnings Story
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "Growth was seen as remaining sluggish during the first part of next year, then strengthening as the effects of tighter credit and the housing correction begin to wane," Bernanke told the JEC.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Ben Bernanke Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. ...said Tuesday that the continued operations of Fannie and Freddie - which guarantee or own almost half of the home mortgages in the country - would be "central to the speed with which we emerge from this housing correction."
    on Jul 22, 2008 By: Henry Paulson Source: USA Today

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