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corrigible

Line breaks: cor|ri¦gible
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒrɪdʒɪb(ə)l
 
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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
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.

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