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cor·rec·tion

correction

 
 
pronunciation:
k rek shn
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of making something correct.
The correction of your vision means getting eyeglasses.
synonyms:
adjustment
definition 2: something right put in place of something wrong.
The teacher made corrections to my essay.
similar words:
adjustment, change, improvement, remedy
definition 3: punishment in order to improve.
Prison is a place of correction for people who have broken the law.
synonyms:
discipline
similar words:
punishment
derivation: correctional (adj.)