autocorrect etymology

English word autocorrect comes from English correct, English auto-

Detailed word origin of autocorrect

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
correct English (eng) (by extension, transitive) To grade (examination papers).. (transitive) To inform (someone) of the latter's error.. (transitive) To make something that was not valid become right. To remove error. Free from error; true; the state of having an affirmed truth.. With good manners; well behaved; conforming with accepted standards of behaviour.
auto- English (eng) (from automatic) automatic. (from automobile) relating to cars or the driving of cars. Regarding oneself.
autocorrect English (eng) To make an autocorrection; to correct something automatically A program that attempts to correct presumed errors as soon as they are generated.

Words with the same origin as autocorrect

Descendants of auto-
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