Definition of emendation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌiːmɛnˈdeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The process of making a revision or correction to a text.
Example sentences
  • The minutes of last year's meeting in Victoria, BC, were accepted without emendation.
  • The theologian, however, could argue that there are instances which might validly call for emendation.
  • This necessitated some retrospective emendation of the original claims to make the new theory minimally plausible.
1.1 [count noun] A correction or revision to a text: here are some suggested emendations
More example sentences
  • Such emendations to the 'classics' on the part of famous conductors were once common practice.
  • Naturally, this critical simplification of mine calls for numerous emendations.
  • Finally there is the considerable group of emendations in the Centenary text that were introduced by the editor.

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