Definition of emendation in English:


Syllabification: e·men·da·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌēmənˈdāSHən, ˌemən-


  • 1The process of making a revision or correction to a text.
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    • The minutes of last year's meeting in Victoria, BC, were accepted without emendation.
    • The theologian, however, could argue that there are instances which might validly call for emendation.
    • This necessitated some retrospective emendation of the original claims to make the new theory minimally plausible.
  • 1.1A correction or revision to a text: here are some suggested emendations
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    • Such emendations to the 'classics' on the part of famous conductors were once common practice.
    • Naturally, this critical simplification of mine calls for numerous emendations.
    • Finally there is the considerable group of emendations in the Centenary text that were introduced by the editor.

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