Definition of autocorrect in English:

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autocorrect

Pronunciation: /ˈɔːtəʊkərɛkt/

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
  • The texter had typed "gunna," but Autocorrect had a better idea.
  • Hit the spacebar and just like autocorrect, the replacement will appear.
  • It introduced the world to capacitive touchscreens and virtual keyboards and autocorrect and a real mobile web browser.

verb

[with object]
(Of a software function) automatically correct (mistakes in spelling or grammar): people rely on machines and phones to autocorrect spellings
More example sentences
  • I remember back in the day one could set up Microsoft Word to "autocorrect" common misspellings.
  • MS Word also apparently autocorrects chapati to chapatti.
  • Another issue to watch is terms that Google autocorrects.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: auto|correct

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