Share this entry

Share this page

corrigible

Syllabification: cor·ri·gi·ble
Pronunciation: /ˈkôrijəbəl, ˈkär-
 
/

Definition of corrigible in English:

adjective

Capable of being corrected, rectified, or reformed.
Example sentences
  • In all such cases, I will argue, political discrimination can be understood in terms of certain corrigible cognitive errors that characterize prereflective xenophobia.
  • This means that knowledge is not only fallible but is also corrigible - it can be corrected by the same sorts of operations as discover errors.
  • We can find support for structuralism within mathematics, even if the support is corrigible.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'liable to or deserving punishment'): via French from medieval Latin corrigibilis, from Latin corrigere 'to correct'.

Derivatives

corrigibility

1
Pronunciation: /ˌkôrijəˈbilitē, ˌkär-/
noun
Example sentences
  • Maintaining a theory in the face of anomalous data involves questions concerning the corrigibility of data, statements of initial conditions and their consequences, and the nature of predictions.
  • Without this, talk about the virtues of flexibility and corrigibility remains pointless.
  • In support of his affirmation that preference claims can be rationally compared, he articulates the role of flexibility and corrigibility in decisions concerning technology control.

Words that rhyme with corrigible

negligibledirigible

Definition of corrigible in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something