Pronunciation: (ku-rekt'), [key]
1. to set or make true, accurate, or right; remove the errors or faults from: The native guide corrected our pronunciation. The new glasses corrected his eyesight.
2. to point out or mark the errors in: The teacher corrected the examination papers.
3. to scold, rebuke, or punish in order to improve: Should parents correct their children in public?
4. to counteract the operation or effect of (something hurtful or undesirable): The medication will correct stomach acidity.
5. Math., Physics.to alter or adjust so as to bring into accordance with a standard or with a required condition.
1. to make a correction or corrections.
2. (of stock prices) to reverse a trend, esp. temporarily, as after a sharp advance or decline in previous trading sessions.
1. conforming to fact or truth; free from error; accurate: a correct answer.
2. in accordance with an acknowledged or accepted standard; proper: correct behavior.
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