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cor·rec·tion / kəˈrekshən/ • n. the action or process of correcting something: I checked the typing for errors and sent it back for correction. ∎  a change that rectifies an error or inaccuracy. ∎  used to introduce an amended version of something one has just said: after today—correction, she thought grimly, after tonight—she'd never see him again. ∎  a quantity adjusting a numerical result to allow for a departure from standard conditions. ∎  a temporary reversal in an overall trend of stock market prices, esp. a brief fall during an overall increase. ∎  punishment, esp. that of criminals in prison intended to rectify their behavior.