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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
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Correction

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

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

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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

correction

[kə′rek·shən]
(science and technology)
A quantity added to a calculated or observed value to obtain the true value.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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