Correction

Cor*rec"tion

(k?r-r?k"sh?n), n. [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.] 1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
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The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices.
Strype.
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2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
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Correction and instruction must both work
Ere this rude beast will profit.
Shak.
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3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.
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4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
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5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.
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Correction line (Surv.), a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares. -- House of correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell. -- Under correction, subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.
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