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autocorrect

Line breaks: auto|correct
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəʊkərɛkt
 
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Definition of autocorrect in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A software function that automatically makes or suggests corrections for mistakes in spelling or grammar made while typing: disable autocorrect so you can see your mistakes and find your weak spots
More example sentences
  • It introduced the world to capacitive touchscreens and virtual keyboards and autocorrect and a real mobile web browser.
  • Even after two days, with the keyboard's great layout and perfect size, I was leaning just as hard on the autocorrect on the Storm as I ever did on the iPhone.
  • I try to type "geocentric" and discover that I have typed "egocentric"; is Autocorrect making a sort of cosmic joke?

verb

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(Of a software function) automatically correct (mistakes in spelling or grammar): people rely on machines and phones to autocorrect spellings
More example sentences
  • It has the standard support for expanding small text snippets into full phrases, but also supports variables, autocorrects spelling, emulates key presses, and much more.
  • My iPhone keeps autocorrecting when I don'™t want it to.
  • Another issue to watch is terms that Google autocorrects.

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