correction etymology

English word correction comes from Latin correctus, Dutch corrigere, and later Latin correctio (Correction, amendment.)

Detailed word origin of correction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
correctus Latin (lat)
corrigere Dutch (nld)
correctio Latin (lat) Correction, amendment.
correccion Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
correction English (eng) (procedure word, military) a station's indication that previous information was incorrect and will continue with correct information from the last correct transmitted. A decline in a stock market price after a large rise.. A substitution for an error or mistake.. An amount or quantity of something added or subtracted so as to correct.. Punishment that is intended to rehabilitate an [...]

Words with the same origin as correction

Descendants of correctus
correct incorrect