Definition of self-correcting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself kəˈrektiNG/


Correcting oneself or itself without external help: the scientific process is self-correcting a self-correcting optical finder
More example sentences
  • Unfortunately, though science itself is self-correcting, sometimes the scientists involved do not correct themselves.
  • The self-correcting collar works on the quick external pinch-pain principle, which is far less damaging than a permanently crushed trachea.
  • Micro-journalism is like a self-correcting organism.



Example sentences
  • The weak point is, basically, that he was not able to self-correct things within the FBI organization.
  • A deeply ingrained capacity to self-correct ranks among the United States' greatest political strengths.
  • It self-corrects by intermittently locking on to the sun.


Example sentences
  • This is an authentic confessional, full of self-corrections and digressions and commentary on itself, without ever feeling contrived or artificial.
  • When one of the biggest and most reputable firms engages in deception to the point where its accountants are actually seen destroying documents in a big hurry, clearly the mechanism of market self-correction has failed.
  • Councillors, however, welcomed the survey and urged both the local administration and the City Council to view the survey's results as valuable information for self-correction.

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Syllabification: self-cor·rect·ing

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