Correct

  • 1 correct — correct, e [ kɔrɛkt ] adj. • 1512; lat. correctus, de corrigere → corriger 1 ♦ Qui respecte les règles, dans un domaine déterminé. Phrase grammaticalement correcte. « Je lui dois [à Fontanes] ce qu il y a de correct dans mon style »… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 correct — vb 1 Correct, rectify, emend, remedy, redress, amend, reform, revise mean to set or make right something which is wrong. One corrects something which is inaccurate, untrue, or imperfect or which contains errors, faults, or defects, when one by… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 correct — correct, ecte (ko rrèkt, rrè kt ; le ct se prononce ; Chifflet, Gramm. p. 208, l indique dans le XVIIe s. ; le pluriel se prononce comme au singulier : des auteurs corrects et élégants, dites : des auteurs ko rrè kt et élégants ; mais comment… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 4 correct — Correct, [corr]ecte. adj. Où il n y a point de fautes. Il se dit de l escriture, & du langage. Ce livre est fort correct. il en fit faire une copie correcte. son langage, son discours, son style est fort correct. cette phrase est correcte, n est… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 5 correct — UK US /kəˈrekt/ verb ► [I or T] if prices, values, etc. correct or correct themselves, they change and become more normal after a period of being too high, too low, etc.: »The market is positioned to correct and that is what s happening. »Experts …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Correct — Cor*rect (k[^o]r*r[e^]kt ), a. [L. correctus, p. p. of corrigere to make straight, to correct; cor + regere to lead straight: cf. F. correct. See {Regular}, {Right}, and cf. {Escort}.] Set right, or made straight; hence, conformable to truth,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 correct — CORRECT, ECTE. adj. Où il n y a point de fautes. Il se dit De l écriture et du langage. Ce Livre est fort correct. Il en fit faire une copie correcte. Son langage, son discours, son style est fort correct. Cette phrase est correcte, n est pas… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • 8 Correct — Cor*rect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Correcting}.] 1. To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles. [1913 Webster] This is a defect in the first… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 correct — [kə rekt′] vt. [ME correcten < L correctus, pp. of corrigere < com , together + regere, to lead straight, rule: see RECKON] 1. to make right; change from wrong to right; remove errors from 2. to point out or mark the errors or faults of 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 correct — [adj1] accurate, exact according to Hoyle*, actual, amen*, appropriate, cooking with gas*, dead on*, equitable, factual, faithful, faultless, flawless, for sure, free of error, impeccable, just, legitimate, nice, okay, on target*, on the ball*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 correct — (v.) mid 14c., to set right, rectify (a fault or error), from L. correctus, pp. of corrigere to put straight, reduce to order, set right; in transf. use, to reform, amend, especially of speech or writing, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 correct — ► ADJECTIVE 1) free from error; true; right. 2) conforming to accepted social standards. 3) conforming to a particular political or ideological orthodoxy: environmentally correct. ► VERB 1) put right. 2) mark the errors in (a text). 3) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Correct — (v. lat.), 1) richtig; 2) nach den Gesetzen der Natur od. nach den bestimmten Grundsätzen einer Wissenschaft od. Kunst gemacht. In der Stylistik versteht man unter Correctheit sowohl die richtige Darstellung des Gedankens, sofern sie mit den… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Correct — Corrếct, er, este, adj. et adv. aus dem Latein. correctus, den Regeln einer Kunst gemäß, frey von Fehlern; besonders von der Sprache und Schrift, richtig, sprachrichtig. Daher die Corectheit, die Richtigkeit, Sprachrichtigkeit, Abwesenheit aller… …

    Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • 15 Correct — Correct, richtig, den Regeln entsprechend; der Begriff ist ein mehr negativer, indem die Correctheit hauptsächlich in der Vermeidung von Fehlern besteht, die Unachtsamkeit oder Unkunde begehen können. Bei der Sprache und Schrift unterscheidet man …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 16 Correct — Correct, lat., verbessert, fehlerlos; im Style der logisch und grammatischrichtige Ausdruck; früher schon ein od. mehrmal bestraft …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 17 correct — I (actual) adjective accepted, accurate, appropriate, approved, becoming, certain, comely, conscientious, convenable, convenial, customary, decent, decorous, definite, due, established, exact, exacting, factual, faultless, fitting, flawless,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 18 correct — [[t]kəre̱kt[/t]] ♦♦ corrects, correcting, corrected 1) ADJ If something is correct, it is in accordance with the facts and has no mistakes. [FORMAL] The correct answers can be found at the bottom of page 8... The following information was correct …

    English dictionary

  • 19 correct — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere, from com + regere to lead straight more at right Date: 14th century 1. a. to make or set right ; amend < correct an error > b …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 correct — cor|rect1 W2S1 [kəˈrekt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of corrigere, from com ( COM ) + regere to lead straight ] 1.) having no mistakes = ↑right ≠ ↑incorrect ▪ If my calculations are correct, we re about 10 miles from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English


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