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correction

Science a number or quantity added to or subtracted from a scientific or mathematical calculation or observation to increase its accuracy

Correction

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

In astrology, correction refers to the translation of one’s birth time into sidereal time.

Correction

 

the rectification of typographical errors in a proof. In hand or Monotype composition, correction involves replacement of erroneous characters or lines; in Linotype, incorrect lines are replaced with corrected lines. Large-scale correction leads to repaging—that is, repositioning of the composed matter or other elements from one column to another. In photocomposition, correction involves the removal of incorrect lines from the positive or negative and their replacement with correct lines or replacement of the entire positive or negative.

correction

[kə′rek·shən]
(science and technology)
A quantity added to a calculated or observed value to obtain the true value.
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ACA champions correctional effectiveness by using the latest research to set correctional standards which are then audited with fidelity.
Of the 47 new correctional officers, three will go to institutions in the Northern region, 15 will go to the Western region, 13 to the Eastern region and 16 to the Central region.
A significant and growing number of inmates have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs) which presents numerous challenges to correctional staff.
While there is great need for correctional nurses, there remains concern that those who choose to work in a correctional setting are "less than" real nurses or inadequate to work in traditional settings.
* Personal stressors--personal issues or personal characteristics of correctional officers.
Sapers says that it is well documented that Aboriginal people are over represented in Canada's prisons but the "disparities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal offenders are not as well known and should be addressed on an urgent basis." The higher rate of recidivism for Aboriginal offenders is in part due to the Correctional Service's failure to manage Aboriginal inmates in a culturally responsive and non-discriminatory manner, he added.
On December 31, 2003, this patient came to the correctional facility's medical clinic with perianal and rectal discomfort; perianal condylomata were present.
Chapter 3, "From Turnkey to Officer," chronicles the gradual professionalization of correctional work.
Technological advances have begun to revolutionize the ways in which correctional facilities are operated.
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Slowly but surely, the nation's correctional facilities are responding to this abuse.

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