- Designed to correct or counteract something harmful or undesirable: management were informed so that corrective action could be takenMore example sentences
- Poorly designed policies can delay corrective steps and create monopoly.
- Why wasn't I hurrying to a phone to call and get corrective instructions to the appropriate building?
- It can then pass on operator instructions and corrective actions to the ‘guilty’ machine.
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- A thing intended to correct or counteract something else: the move might be a corrective to some inefficient practices within hospitalsMore example sentences
- While his specific correctives continue to be ignored or treated as quaint or whimsical, the book has appeal for the modern reader.
- What I think is that we are dealing with a sick patient, one apt to slide back into the same old destructive habits without some firm and concrete correctives in place.
- The necessary correctives, after all, would have to be brutal.
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- ‘Your information is lacking,’ he responded correctively.
- ‘I believe there is a place for it only if it's applied correctively to help influence good behaviour,’ he said.
- Although, the autonomous status of regionalism became fully effected after the Amalgamation Pact of 1963 and was correctively applied into the system.
mid 16th century: from French correctif, -ive or late Latin correctivus, from Latin correct- 'brought into order' from the verb corrigere (see correct).