AskDefine | Define emendation

Dictionary Definition

emendation n : a correction by emending; a correction resulting from critical editing

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. The act of altering for the better, or correcting what is erroneous or faulty; correction; improvement.
  2. Alteration by editorial criticism, as of a text so as to give a better reading; removal of errors or corruptions from a document; as, the book might be improved by judicious emendations.

Quotations

  • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 157
    Then, less melodiously, dissenters of different sects issue a cantankerous emendation.

Extensive Definition

Improve means to make something better. It may also refer to:

Improver

wikt improver

Improved

wikt improved
Technology

Improvement

wikt improvement
Healthcare

See also

emendation in Korean: 개선
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