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auto- +‎ correct


autocorrect (third-person singular simple present autocorrects, present participle autocorrecting, simple past and past participle autocorrected)

  1. To make an autocorrection; to correct something automatically.
    • 2006 Joseph Reinhardt and Josien Pluim, "Medical imaging 2006", Part 3:
      In [16], motion-free MR brain (Figure 2a) image was corrupted with motion artifacts and the resulting image (Figure 2b) was autocorrected to fix the motion artifacts.
    • 2011 Jeff Allen, Get Laid Or Die Trying: The Field Reports, page 212:
      But the good news is that it autocorrects all of your subcommunications.
    • 2012 Margaret Mallet, The Primary English Encyclopedia, page 26:
      The computer usually defaults to autocorrecting certain spellings and capitalising first words of sentences.
    • 2016, Tim Carvell; Josh Gondelman; Dan Gurewitch; Jeff Maurer; Ben Silva; Will Tracy; Jill Twiss; Seena Vali; Julie Weiner, “Encryption”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 5, HBO, Warner Bros. Television:
      That is the angriest Lindsey Graham has been about a cellphone since his name got autocorrected to “Linty Grandma”. “Stupid phone! Luhn mah name, Ah am your bawss! Stupid! So duhmb!”.


autocorrect (countable and uncountable, plural autocorrects)

  1. (computing) A software feature that attempts to correct presumed errors as soon as they are generated.


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