Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun correction

7 senses of correction

Sense 1
correction, rectification -- (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)
       => improvement -- (the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property")

Sense 2
correction, fudge factor -- (a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure)
       => indefinite quantity -- (an estimated quantity)

Sense 3
correction -- (something substituted for an error)
       => editing, redaction -- (putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form)

Sense 4
correction, chastening, chastisement -- (a rebuke for making a mistake)
       => rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand -- (an act or expression of criticism and censure; "he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face")

Sense 5
correction -- (a drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases; "market runups are invariably followed by a correction")
       => drop, dip, fall, free fall -- (a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity; "a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index"; "there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery"; "a dip in prices"; "when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall")

Sense 6
discipline, correction -- (the act of punishing; "the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received")
       => punishment, penalty, penalization, penalisation -- (the act of punishing)

Sense 7
correction -- (treatment of a specific defect; "the correction of his vision with eye glasses")
       => therapy -- ((medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief")

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