Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Cor*rec"tion (k?r-r?k"sh?n), n. [L. correctio: cf. F. correction.]
1. The act of correcting, or making that right which was wrong; change for the better; amendment; rectification, as of an erroneous statement.
The due correction of swearing, rioting, neglect of God's word, and other scandalouss vices.
2. The act of reproving or punishing, or that which is intended to rectify or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement.
Correction and instruction must both work
Ere this rude beast will profit.
3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; an emendation; as, the corrections on a proof sheet should be set in the margin.
4. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as, the correction of acidity in the stomach.
5. An allowance made for inaccuracy in an instrument; as, chronometer correction; compass correction.
Correction line (Surv.), a parallel used as a new base line in laying out township in the government lands of the United States. The adoption at certain intervals of a correction line is necessitated by the convergence of of meridians, and the statute requirement that the townships must be squares. -- House of correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell. -- Under correction, subject to correction; admitting the possibility of error.
result(s) from the 1828
CORRECTION, n. [L.]1. The act of correcting; the act of bringing back, from error or deviation, to a just standard, as to truth, rectitude, justice or propriety; as the correction of opinions or manners.All scripture is profitable for correction. 2 Timothy 3.2. Retrenchment of faults or errors; amendment; as the correction of a book, or of the press.3. That which is substituted in the place of what is wrong; as the corrections of a copy are numerous; set the corrections in the margin of a proof-sheet.4. That which is intended to rectify, or to cure faults; punishment; discipline; chastisement; that which corrects.Withhold not correction from the child. Proverbs 23.5. In scriptural language, whatever tends to correct the moral conduct, and bring back from error or sin, as afflictions.They have refused to receive correction. Jeremiah 5.My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor be weary of his correction. Proverbs 3.6. Critical notice; animadversion.7. Abatement of noxious qualities; the counteraction of what is inconvenient or hurtful in its effects; as the correction of acidity in the stomach.House of correction, a house where disorderly persons are confined; a bridewell.