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Noun: corrections  ku'rek-shunz
  1. The department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders
    "for a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections";
    - department of corrections
     
  2. The social control of offenders through a system of imprisonment and rehabilitation and probation and parole
Noun: correction  ku'rek-sh(u)n
  1. The act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
    - rectification
     
  2. A quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
    - fudge factor
     
  3. Something substituted for an error
     
  4. A rebuke for making a mistake
    - chastening, chastisement
     
  5. A drop in stock market activity or stock prices following a period of increases
    "market runups are invariably followed by a correction"
     
  6. The act of punishing
    - discipline
     
  7. Treatment of a specific defect
    "the correction of his vision with eye glasses"

Type of: department of local government, dip, drop, editing, fall, free fall, improvement, indefinite quantity, local department, penalisation [Brit], penalization, penalty, punishment, rebuke, redaction, reprehension, reprimand, reproof, reproval, sanction, social control, therapy

Encyclopedia: Corrections

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