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free from error; in accordance with fact or truth:make sure you have been given the correct information not mistaken in one’s opinion or judgment; right:the government was correct to follow a course of defeating inflation (of a thing or course of action) meeting the requirements of or most appropriate for a particular situation or activity:cut the top and bottom tracks to the correct length with a hacksaw (of a person or their appearance or behavior) conforming to accepted social standards; proper:he was a polite man, invariably correct and pleasant with Mrs. Collins
chiefly North American conforming to a particular political or ideological orthodoxy. See also politically correct.
verb [with object]
put right (an error or fault):the council issued a statement correcting some points in the press reports mark the errors in (a written or printed text):he corrected Dixon’s writing for publication tell (someone) that they are mistaken:he had assumed she was married and she had not corrected him (as adjective corrected)sorry, I stand corrected counteract or rectify:the problem of diminished sight can be reduced or corrected by wearing eyeglasses adjust (an instrument) to function accurately or in accord with a standard:motorists can have their headlights tested and corrected at a reduced price on Saturday adjust (a numerical result or reading) to allow for departure from standard conditions:data were corrected for radionuclide decay