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correctcor*rect" (kôr*r&ebreve;kt"), a. [l. correctus, p. p. of corrigere to make straight, to correct; cor- + regere to lead straight: cf. f. correct. see regular, right, and cf. escort.] set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views. always use the most correct editions.

(v. t.)

To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).  

(v. t.)

To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.  

(v. t.)

To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; -- said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alkaline preparations.  

(v. t.)

To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discipline; as, a child should be corrected for lying.  

(a.)

Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth, rectitude, or propriety, or to a just standard; not faulty or imperfect; free from error; as, correct behavior; correct views.  

MeaningEverything is as it should be. OriginTraditionally the phrase used by sergeants when reporting to an officer that the rollcall was successfully completed. one of the numerous, and in this case probably spurious, candidates for the explanation of the word 'okay'. OK = Orl Korrect.

MeaningDescription of the practice of conforming to liberal opinion which avoids language or actions which might cause offence to social minorities. OriginGradually entered the language beginning with the feminist and other left-wing movements of the 1970s. used (first?) in H. V. Morton's In the steps of St. paul (1936). 'To use such words would have been equivalent to calling his audience 'slaves and robbers'. but 'Galatians', a term that was politically correct, embraced everyone under roman rule...'.

Verb1. make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation" (synonym) rectify, right (antonym) falsify (hypernym) change by reversal, turn, reverse (hyponym) rectify, remediate, remedy, repair, amend (derivation) correction, rectification2. make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust" (synonym) right, compensate, redress (hypernym) change, alter, modify (hyponym) over-correct, overcompensate3. censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks" (synonym) chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten (hypernym) call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast (hyponym) flame4. adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance" (synonym) compensate, counterbalance, even out, even off, even up (hypernym) balance, equilibrate, equilibrize, equilibrise (hyponym) carry5. punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently" (synonym) discipline, sort out (hypernym) punish, penalize, penalise (derivation) discipline, correction6. go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped" (synonym) decline, slump (hypernym) descend, fall, go down, come down7. alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels" (synonym) adjust, set (hypernym) change, alter, modify (hyponym) proportion8. treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia" (hypernym) treat, care forAdjective1. free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision" (synonym) right (antonym) incorrect, wrong (similar) accurate, exact, precise (see-also) accurate (attribute) correctness, rightness2. socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior" (synonym) right (similar) proper3. in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters" (synonym) right (similar) proper4. correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right" (synonym) right (similar) right-minded

Ceryddu = v. to correct, to chastise

Cyweirio = v. to correct, to rectify; to dress; to tune

Cywir = a. correct, sincere

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In theoretical computer science, correctness of an algorithm is asserted when it is said that the algorithm is correct with respect to a specification. Functional correctness refers to the input-output behaviour of the algorithm (i.e., for each input it produces the correct output). see also program verification.

tersus, emendo, rectus

the right index finger, held above the left index finger, comes down rather forcefully so that the bottom of the right hand comes to rest on top of the left thumb joint.

the right index finger, held above the left index finger, comes down rather forcefully so that the bottom of the right hand comes to rest on top of the left thumb joint.

fear of symmetry

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Word analysis of correct

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