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correction

Pronunciation: /kəˈrekʃən/

Translation of correction in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 u and c (of defect) corrección (feminine) so you'll take responsibility for it — correction, he will! [colloquial/familiar] así que tú te responsabilizas — nada de eso, la responsabilidad es suya [colloquial/familiar]
    Example sentences
    • The key to this process is continuous correction of the output system by signals representing detected errors of the output, known as ‘negative feedback’.
    • It drove his boss and his junior editors insane when he dropped a 10 inch thick printed copy onto their desks with red marks and slashes all over the place for correction in the word processing system.
    • Surely neither need accuse the other of being seriously flawed because of some deficiency that is already in process of correction.
    Example sentences
    • Poll workers must immediately make corrections if errors are found.
    • I am very grateful to counsel for the many corrections of numerous inaccuracies.
    • It deals with facts rather than judgments; in journalistic usage, a correction sets right an inaccuracy.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable (punishment) [dated/anticuado] [euphemistic/eufemístico] correctivo (masculine) house of correction correccional (masculine or feminine), reformatorio (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Its prisons and correction facilities release convicted criminals when they have served their sentence.
    • The prison was then meant as punishment, not correction, the head of one of the six jails in the prison complex said.
    • This report helped to generate a great reform movement, substituting correction for punishment, at least in theory.

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